Cosanti at Modern Phoenix Week

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!

Arizona Memory Project Arcosanti-Cosanti: Architectural Labs in the Desert

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.

Arizona Gives Day 2019

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!

 

International FIim Carnival Passes

Passes for the first-ever Arcosanti International Film Carnivale are on sale now! The Cosanti Foundation has teamed up with the founders of the internationally recognized Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival to bring Arizona this one-of-a-kind documentary Film Festival experience.

Weekend passes include wine tastings, a cake competition, vendors, and plenty of documentary films throughout. Click here for tickets and information–we’ll see you at the Carnivale!

Building Califia: A Model Arcology with Michael Gosney

In late January Michael Gosney, former board member and long time contributor to the Cosanti Foundation and Arcosanti, gave a talk at the Berkely Sierra Club Dinner. The subject of the talk was a project called Califia, which has its origins in the early 2000s when “the San Francisco-based Green Century Institute on sustainable communities explored the development of Califia, a model arcology in Northern California. The idea was (and still is) to learn from Arcosanti and related projects, and tap into the substantial cultural and business resources of the Bay Area to create something truly extraordinary: a model community that the rest of the world can participate in, learn from and build upon.”

Michael Gosney served on the Board of Arcosanti in the 90s where he co-produced the Paradox Conference series with Paolo Soleri, and co-founded the Green Century Institute on sustainable communities in San Francisco. Michael is a longtime technology pioneer, environmental thought leader and online and on-the-ground community builder. He has authored 17 books, and has worked with both festival culture (Burning Man, Earthdance International) and intentional communities (Arcosanti, Auroville, Damanhur).

You can watch the presentation blow, or click through to read the related blog post on radish.org