28 Images from FORM Arcosanti, One of the Most Culturally Diverse Festivals in the USArticle by: Brittany NO FOMO|@brittanynofomo
Tue May 15, 2018 | 11:20 AM
This past weekend, an intimate, diverse group of curious Millennials gathered in the eco-city of Arcosanti, Arizona, to celebrate and interact with intention. FORM Arcosanti, open to the public for its fourth year, welcomed applicants to the tiny town (which is home to 70 permanent residents year-round) to experience a blend of cultural education mixed with mind-expanding musical performances, fantastic immersive art interactions, and head-to-toe style.
FORM is a festival curated by the band Hundred Waters, who wanted to break the typical mold wrought by massive, corporate, impersonal festivals and instead build a more communal and authentic music-sharing experience. The intention and integrity imbued throughout the festival is the invisible glue that makes the approximately 1,500 participants feel connected and hopeful for the future, while also attracting participation from movers and shakers, thought leaders, and artists dedicated to positive change. Year after year, FORM has curated perhaps the most inclusive and diverse lineup on the U.S. festival circuit thanks to its reverence for women, African Americans, and live art performances at the forefront of a bill, including monumental highlight from the stunning cellist, guitarist, and songwriter Kelsey Lu, Daniel Caesar (who received two standing ovations), Flying Lotus's twisted 3D experience, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra's powerful lyrics, Fleet Foxes' soothing melodies and, of course, the most moving show by founders Hundred Waters.
Whether one's mind was opened simply by communing with such an array of people from all walks of life and backgrounds in a safe, expressive space, or if a particular experience like the Liminal Soundbath sent your mind hurtling into a world of endless possibilities, FORM attendees left inspired to illuminate the world with the singular beauty of this desert utopia, ready to stir up some positive impact in the world beyond.
See the beauty for yourself in the images below.