The City of the Future Is Hiding in the Arizona Desert

Paolo Soleri’s radical experiment in urban planning has been running in the middle of the Arizona desert for nearly 50 years.
Daniel Oberhaus
we saw this

Solange, Skrillex, and Utopia in a Futuristic Desert City

At FORM: Arcosanti, a festival held Paolo Soleri's legendary Arizona experiment, Skrillex and Solange shared a bill with underground experimental acts. There were hippies and hope and no bad trips.
Miles Raymer

North America's Most Intimate Desert Festival Isn't a Mirage

A behind-the-scenes look at FORM Arcosanti 2017 featuring Solange, Father John Misty, Omar Souleyman, and more.
Gemma Warren

Dawn Richard & Julia Holter Talk Sensations, VR, and Visual Artwork

At FORM Arcosanti music festival, we spoke to the talents behind 'Blackheart' and 'Have You In My Wilderness.'
Charlie Ambler

Arts and Arcology Pave the Way for Desert Experiment Arcosanti

Architect Jeff Stein, artist Doug Aitken, and musician and co-founder Zach Tetreault gather for FORM Arcosanti, an intimate desert music festival in its third year.
Charlie Schmidlin
festivals 2016

We're Pretty Sure FORM Arcosanti Wasn't a Desert Hallucination Because These Pictures of It Rule

The third annual Hundred Waters-curated mini festival played host to jaw-dropping performances from Four Tet, D∆WN, Moses Sumney, Perfume Genius, and more.
Rocco Avallone
Festivals 2015

Inside FORM Arcosanti: The Festival of the Future

A close-knit desert festival spreads its wings.
Shelby Bryant

I Spent Three Days in the Desert at an Experimental Music and Arts Festival

So how was your weekend?
Patric Fallon

I Went to a Futuristic Hippie Commune in the Desert

An hour or so outside of Phoenix, Arizona, lies the town of Arcosanti. According to the sign on the way in, Arcosanti is an "urban laboratory," which sounds like a church-run program to trick inner-city kids into becoming Christians, so I'm not sure...
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete