The Roden Crater Project and the Brilliance of Sustainability


Cosanti Foundation

Saturday, Oct. 10
3:00pm – 4:30pm


This presentation will introduce James Turrell’s Roden Crater project, a site-specific work of monumental art outside of Flagstaff, Arizona, as an example of sustainable thinking. The project cooperates with the surrounding environment and results in something truly beautiful and inspiring.
It is brilliant in its use of light, in its thoughtfulness with its surroundings, and in the ways it directs participants to reflect upon themselves in relation to their surroundings. The project shows us that, far from taking us back to the dark ages, sustainability is both exciting and forward thinking.

About the Lecturer

Dr. Matthew Goodwin is Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University where he teaches environmental ethics, aesthetics, and phenomenology. He is an Arizona Humanities AZ Speaks Road Scholar, and co-founder of Sedona Philosophy.

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