Eco-Tec: Corsica

In 1995 I was invited by Amerigo Marras, of the Storefront for Art and Architecture, in NYC, to be consulting artist/architect on the French Mediterranean Island of Corsica; to do a series of presentations on the Telluride InfoZone project, as a model for networked rural communities; and to provide assistance to Corsican communities and institutions on getting connected to the Internet and its potential local-global services and opportunities.

Rugged central Corsican peaks and landmarks.


On the way back from Corsica, I travelled to the tiny Italian village of Coletta di Castelbianco, just inland from the Mediterranean coast, near the French border. Coletta was an old stone village ruin, that was being rebuilt and reinhabited, with fiber optic lines throughout, yet maintaining its historic structural integrity. I was taken there by Valerio Saggini, the young co-developer, who, with his fiance, also took me to Milan, to meet the project's renouned urban architect/planner, Giancarlo DiCarlo. Coletta is a new tele-village, uniquely resurrecting and integrated with it's rich historic past.