The Paolo Soleri Archives, established at Arcosanti since 1993, is raising funds for the purchase of a much-needed video camcorder to document the ongoing progress of the world’s first prototype arcology. Due to the breakdown of older equipment, we are currently unable to document motion video on digital and tape mediums. 


This means that many of the important and exciting events at Arcosanti, including Paolo Soleri’s School of Thought, music festivals, guest speakers, classes, lectures and construction projects are not being preserved on video in the Paolo Soleri Archives.


Having consulted a number of videographers and archival professionals, we have decided on the following camera, a Canon XH-A1S 3CCD HDV Professional Camcorder:

This camcorder has the ability to record directly to both tape and digital mediums, providing a perfect archival solution for the long-term preservation of Arcosanti’s historic progress. Over 50% of the funds required to make this purchase have been raised, and we are asking Arcosanti alumni and supporters to provide the remaining funds for this very important purchase. 


Your donation would be greatly appreciated by the Archives staff, including students, volunteers and interns, and by everybody looking back upon these formative moments in Arcosanti’s history. Thank you! 


Visit the “SUPPORT” page on this website to make your donation!





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