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Watch How Paolo Soleri's Experimental City of Arcosanti is Designed for a Smarter Future

Watch How Paolo Soleri's Experimental City of Arcosanti is Designed for a Smarter Future

How much space do we really need to take up in order to have rich and rewarding lives?

In this short documentary for The Atlantic, filmmaker Sam Price-Waldman visits Arcosanti, the revolutionary experimental community and urban laboratory envisioned by architect Paolo Soleri. Since its founding by Soleri in the northern Arizona desert in 1970, the city has grown and evolved as it has demonstrated how to create a walkable, social city that could meet the needs of future societies.

The video is narrated by architect and Arcosanti co-president Jeff Stein, who explains how the city is able to maximize the potential of architecture for providing for communities, and features interviews with several Arcosanti community members.

Watch How Paolo Soleri's Experimental City of Arcosanti is Designed for a Smarter Future, © Tomiaki Tamura
© Tomiaki Tamura

“It’s not trying to drop out of mainstream society, it’s trying to say, ‘we understand mainstream society intimately and we’re gonna go one or two steps ahead to see where this is going’”

The short film, entitled “The City of the Future is Already Here” is a part of “To Live Deliverately,” a series of documentaries on alternative living strategies published by The Atlantic. Check out the entire series, here.

News and video via The Atlantic.

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Watch How Paolo Soleri's Experimental City of Arcosanti is Designed for a Smarter Future" 05 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/796763/watch-how-paolo-soleris-experimental-city-of-arcosanti-is-designed-for-a-smarter-future/> ISSN 0719-8884
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