Film Screening: Paolo Soleri

Date:February 11, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy.
Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75201

"The Vision Of Paolo Soleri: Prophet In The Desert," is a biographical documentary on the architect and environmentalist Paolo Soleri. It is the story of an unprecedented artistic quest. While uncovering Soleri's legacy as an architect, environmentalist, and philosopher, the film poses critical questions about mankind's future, and architecture in a world facing environmental, social, and economic crisis.

Few architects have proposed more ambitious design, and been less prone to compromise. He adapted ceramics industry processes learned to use in his award-winning designs and production of ceramic and bronze windbells and siltcast architectural structures. For more than 40 years, proceeds from sales of the wind-bells have provided funds for construction to test his theoretical work. (Ceramic and bronze bells are still produced and sold at Arcosanti and Cosanti in Arizona.)

In 1956, he settled in Scottsdale, Arizona, and began to build Arcosanti with the help of generations of architectural students, as a community and place to test urban design theories. This "urban laboratory" became internationally renowned. Given the current global crisis, Soleri's life's work has become increasingly relevant to our world dilemma, and his ideologies, prophetic.

The 6:30 p.m. screening will be preceded by a reception at 6:00 p.m., and we’ll have a discussion following the film. $10 donation requested at the door. RSVP to

Cost:$10 donation requested at the door.

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