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October 20, 2006
07:00 pm

Lecture by Paolo Soleri

Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States

On the occasion of receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the NationalDesign Awards, Paolo Soleri will speak at Swayduck Hall, 65 Fifth Avenue.The lecture is sponsored by Parsons the New School for Design in associationwith the Italian Cultural Institute. The Italian-born architect came to the United States in 1946 to studywith Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, eventually making Scottsdale, Arizona his home, where he established the Cosanti Foundation in 1956. Soleri's career has spanned seven decades, including work in ceramics and bronze, as well as pioneering the earthcasting process. The bulk of his career, however, has been dedicated to addressing the ecological and social concerns raised by modern urban existence, through his exploration of arcology. Arcology is Soleri's concept for urban environments that embody the co-presence of architecture and ecology. http://www2.parsons.edu/architecture/aidl/events.html