DECONSTRUCTING ARCOSANTI

By Johann Haslauer, Landshut, Germany
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What is Paolo Soleri’s philosophy?

What is the philosophy of Arcosanti?

 

For his investigation, Johann Haslauer from Landshut, Germany, tries a kind of “deconstructive” approach: Not through an academic analysis of Paolo’s writing but through his very personal encounters with Arcosanti. That means to also interpret the built work as text, and not to see only Paolo Soleri as the author, but also all participants of the Arcosanti project. And it is a “second order observation”, aware of being an observer of itself and the own operations…

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