May 08, 2014
Images of Arcosanti - Having just returned from a trip to Arcosanti, I was inspired to write a post and share such a magical place both physically and spiritually. As you may or may not know, Arcosanti is an experimental town and molten bronze bell casting community that has been developed by the late Italian-American architect, Paolo Soleri, who began construction in 1970 in central Arizona just north of Phoenix. Using a concept he called arcology, he started the town to demonstrate how urban conditions could be improved while minimizing the destructive impact on the earth. Soleri taught and influenced generations of architects and urban designers who studied and worked with him there to build the town.
At present, the town is primarily an education center, students from around the world attend workshops, classes, and continue construction. 40,000 tourists visit yearly. Tourists, me included, can take a guided tour of the site or make reservations to stay overnight in guest accommodations. I would definitely recommend this as a side trip if you have a plan to visit the glorious Grand Canyon.
For more information visit https://arcosanti.org/