The Cosanti Foundation, Carpetbag Brigade and the Global Stilt Congress Community would like to invite you to Global Stilt Congress 2019!

GLOBAL STILT CONGRESS V: May 19th – June 2nd 2019

PERFORMANCES: May 31st and June 1st 2019

From May 19 through June 2 the stilting community will gather at the world renowned ARCOSANTI, ARIZONA for two weeks of learning, sharing, evolving and performing. Global Stilt Congress is a great event to evolve your skills and connect with our global community as we WORK, TRAIN and RELAX together. It is for performers, stilters, dancers, yogis, and those with a deep curiosity to explore the capacity of their body and enjoy the unique urban desert city of Arcosanti.

During Global Stilt Congress invited teachers and directors share their techniques, compositional strategies and life experiences through CLASSES, LECTURES, and a culminating site specific PERFORMANCE project entitled “CITIZEN SHIP – THE LEGISLATION”

Global Stilt Congress commences TECHNIQUE WEEK with a GUEST FACULTY INTENSIVE (MAY 20 – 22).

AERIAL STILTS
STILT PARTNERING WITH BODIES, OBJECTS AND SITES
SOMATIC MOVEMENT

TECHNIQUE WEEK concludes with a
CARPETBAG BRIGADE ACROSTILT INTENSIVE (MAY 23 – 24).

Global Stilt Congress integrates the work in COMPOSITION WEEK (MAY 26 – JUNE 2) offering participants the opportunity to REHEARSE and PERFORM with Carpetbag Brigade and experiencing the creative process that informs the company’s work. The final act is to perform twice in “CITIZEN SHIP – THE LEGISLATION” a SITE RESPONSIVE PERFORMANCE presented to the general public at Arcosanti.

REGISTER TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN CLASS

Share stilt stories by the pool and immerse yourself in the urban laboratory and desert landscape of Arcosanti in Northern Arizona.

VISIT CARPETBAGBRIGADE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION

We look forward to sharing our stilting community with you.

We’re counting down to Arizona Gives Day 2019! Check out the photo of the proposed bioswale planting project, and consider donating to the Cosanti Foundation on April 2 to help us continue our mission of educating the world on the benefits of combining Architecture with Ecology! Your donation to our 2019 campaign can be made by visiting https://www.azgives.org/arcosanti.

Last year with your help we raised over $1500! Funds for this year’s AZ Gives Day will go towards purchasing fruit trees for a special Earth Day planting event at Arcosanti on April 22nd. Donors will be invited to join us at Arcosanti, where we will spend the afternoon planting trees on a terrace that is irrigated off of one of our rainwater catchment systems, closing another important loop on the path to a greener, more sustainable Urban Laboratory!

Some words from landscaping manager Julie Quinn:

I read a travel article in 2012 about Arcosanti and saw that they had workshops. I was drawn to the idea of a condensed city to reduce my impact environmentally. During my workshop, I fell in love with the people as well, and I knew we could be the change we wanted to see in the world.

I spent my first winter here welding hand railings and guard rails, and the majority of my time since taking care of the plants along the tour paths and in the gardens. My mornings are spent watering all around the site, and I can see what spaces need attention. We have mostly Mediterranean and desert vegetation, which are very tolerant of our dry climate, and are low maintenance. We only use a few power tools when it’s necessary and most of our yard trimming and weeds can be used in our compost system, so our department creates very little waste. 

I am happy when I see the cafe staff or residents running around to use our herbs in their meals, the group olive harvest we do once a year, or when people get excited that the few trees we have do produce fruit.  Like a majority of the residents, I would love to see more edible plants on site, and I know at least a few others came here specifically to help get agriculture back up and running.

Arcosanti has been all about the architecture, but the structures revolve around seeing or being outside in the landscape. Having more fruit trees and finishing the bioswale will help us understand the time and energy it actually takes to produce our own food, connect with the natural environment around us and nourishing ourselves from the fruits of our labor.

 

 

The Cosanti Foundation is once again participating in Modern Phoenix Week! Participants of this annual celebration of Architecture and Design will be invited for an intimate tour of Cosanti on Saturday, March 16th from 10:00-11:30 am and again on Saturday, March 23rd from 9:00-10:30 am. These two special tours are being offered for a suggested donation rate of $20 per person, attendance is limited to 25.

Register here for the tour on March 16th, and here for the March 23rd date. We’ll see you at Modern Phoenix Week!

Cosanti and Arcosanti are now represented on the ARIZONA MEMORY PROJECT site. The Arizona Memory Project provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. Visitors to the site will find some of the best examples of government documents, photographs, maps, and multimedia that chronicle Arizona’s past and present.

Special thanks to Digital History and Maps Librarian Ryan Ehrfurth for his help in guiding us through the process, and to alumna HILDEMAR [HILDI] CRUZ whose continued work and support, here and from afar, made this happen.

Click here to visit the Arizona Memory Project pages for Arcosanti and Cosanti.

Invest in AZ! We are excited to announce that Arcosanti is once again joining Arizona Gives Day, a statewide, 24-hour online giving campaign. Please consider giving on April 2 or scheduling your gift in advance at https://www.azgives.org/arcosanti.

Last year with your help we raised over $1500! Funds for this year’s AZ Gives Day will go towards purchasing fruit trees for a special Earth Day planting event at Arcosanti on April 22nd. Donors will be invited to join us at Arcosanti, where we will spend the afternoon planting trees on a terrace that is irrigated off of one of our rainwater catchment systems, closing another important loop on the path to a greener, more sustainable Urban Laboratory!