50th Anniversary edition of Arcology: City in the Image of Man

 

Help us publish the 50th Anniversary edition of Arcology: City in the Image of Man

2019 is a significant year for the Cosanti Foundation. We will kick off the 50th Anniversary of Arcosanti, culminating in several events throughout 2020. An important part of that celebration is publishing a new edition of Arcology: The City in the Image of Man, originally released by MIT Press in 1969. This is the book that started it all!

Arcology: The City in the Image of Man is legendary among scholars, architects, artists, and librarians around the world. It established Soleri as one of the most innovative minds of our time, and inspired over 8,000 volunteers to dedicate their time to building Arcosanti. The concept of Arcology is illustrated with outstanding graphics that place Paolo Soleri alongside such visionary artists as Piranesi, Boullée, and Ledoux.

The most current edition of Arcology, published in 2006, is now out of print and not available for purchase. In 2019, Cosanti Press will publish the 50th Anniversary edition of this seminal work so it can continue to inspire and influence students, scholars, and visitors to Arcosanti for many more years to come.

But we can’t do this without your help! The Cosanti Foundation is a charitable nonprofit, and relies upon the generosity of its supporters to do our work. In order to publish Arcology: The City in the Image of Man, we need your support! Your contribution to this campaign will guarantee that we can continue empowering the world to imagine a more sustainable and connected future for our urban environments.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of Arcosanti’s history and continued legacy!

 

East Housing Complete!

The month we celebrate the official completion of the East Housing renovation project. At the start of December the construction department’s ongoing renovation of the East Housing complex passed its final inspection and by the Yavapai County Building Safety Division.

Upgrades to the space include a new bathroom and kitchen, new wood paneling, and the addition of a large group working space. All of the wood and metal work was done in house by the Arcosanti construction department, along with a series of gorgeous concrete countertops installed in the kitchen, bathroom, and windowsills.

 

 

East Housing will be used as Arcosanti’s first ever ADA compliant dormitory, another important step on the road towards making our site more accessible for workshop participants and the general public.

During the spring the unit will be occupied by students from Strathclyde University, who travel to Arcosanti each year from Scotland as part of their Sustainable Architecture and Engineering program. Throughout the rest of the year we will use the space as housing for our own workshop participants and large groups seeking temporary accommodations during their stay in the prototype Arcology.

(Photos by Sue Kirsch)

November Workshop Graduation

 

Congratulations to our November 2018 workshop for completing our 5 week workshop course. It was amazing having both of these individuals, and it will be a shame to watch them go, but we are excited to see what they both accomplish outside of Arcosanti (From left):

Simon Mijatovich,

Li Cong.

 

Sustainability Leaders Program Acceptance

Workshop Coordinator Rob Jackson Accepted into Sustainability Leaders Program

We’re thrilled to announce that Rob Jackson, Arcosanti’s Workshop Coordinator, has been accepted into Arizona Forward’s first ever Emerging Sustainability Leaders program.

Arizona Forward’s mission is to “bring business and civic leaders together to promote cooperative efforts to improve the environmental sustainability and economic vitality of our state and local regions.”

This competitive program will equip the next generation of leaders in the ever growing Arizona sustainability network with an understanding of the pillars of sustainability and tools for practical application of initiatives. The cohort will meet each month for the next six months.

During theses classes they will develop a broad awareness and understanding of the social, environmental, ethical and economical challenges and opportunities of sustainability in Arizona. The program also focuses on developing skills to begin driving business leadership towards renewable systems thinking, and knowledge building to evaluate strategic levers for change.

Although Rob has only been a resident of Arcosanti for a few months, he has already made great strides towards reinvigorating our workshop program. You can read about those efforts and get more information about the 2019 workshop cycle here.

We look forward to watching our Workshop Coordinator develop the critical skills necessary to meet the needs of sustainable practices, for the benefit of both Arcosanti and our region at large.

Giving Tuesday Results

We’re sending heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to our #GivingTuesday campaign! With your help, we raised $3,000!

That money will be matched from our own funds to offer scholarships for the 2019 Workshop cycle. Your support means candidates from low income households will get opportunity to have their life changed for the better with an Arcosanti Workshop!

In the meantime, we’re still accepting donations for our scholarship program on our website. If you felt called to give but were unable to make a contribution for Giving Tuesday, you can find the link to donate here:

Sponsor a Student

Reminder, the Cosanti Foundation is a nonprofit organization which means donations given to Arcosanti are tax deductible!