2-Week Workshop Seminar Program
This introductory seminar presents on Arcosanti design principles, construction history in-depth tours of Arcosanti, a hike along the Agua Fria River, a silt-casting workshop, and work opportunities. Additionally, participants stay and work at Cosanti, Soleri’s orignal studios, visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West and other local architectural interests. While at Cosanti, participants are engaged in hands-on construction and maintenance efforts at Cosanti.
During Seminar Week, you will receive lectures about the different departments on site as well as the History and Geography of the surrounding region. Lectures will be interspersed with hands-on activities, nature walks, and facilitated group discussions.
After Seminar Week, work in a department aiding in whatever is the next priority on site.
In addition you’ll get to attend field trips to sites in the Phoenix area, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West and Cosanti, where Paolo Soleri originally started his drafting and crafts studios, exploring his urban ideals and resourcefully experimenting with his unique construction techniques such as earthcasting.