Drop City is a story of whimsical innovation and the drive to create a new civilization on the scrapheap of a wasteful society. Often cited as the first rural commune of the 1960s, Drop City was an experimental community on the plains of Southern Colorado that blended practices of art, architecture, and resourceful living in ways that came to define a global counterculture. Their vision of life-as-art was evidenced in their iconographic dwellings, which were based on Buckminster Fuller's vision for geodesic domes and the crystalline designs of Steve Baer, a pioneer in fractal geometric design and solar energy, who used Drop City as a lab for experimental building. The story is brought to life through interviews with former Droppers (artists, writers, inventors and activists), hand-drawn animation, and a trove of archival material.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119