September 4, 2003OCT OSAKA: 34 students and 2 instructors, from the Osaka College of Architecture in Japan, arrived for a 7-day workshop. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & text: sa] The students arrived just as a monsoon shower brings a little relief from the intense summer heat. [Photo & text: sa] Tomiaki Tamura, Head of Aarchitecture and Design at Arcosanti, introduces the students to the Arcology theory and Arcosanti in the Colly Soleri Amphitheater. [Photo & text: sa] The students visit each department to learn more about Arcosanti. Ceramics Manager, Ed Werman, explains the procedure of making ceramic bells. [Photo: Claudia Lange & text: sa] Agriculture Manager Adam Nordfors gives a tour of the gardens, while agriculture volunteer Hiroshi Kondo translates into Japanese. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & text: sa] Paolo Soleri answers some of the students questions.A second group of students from the College of Civil Engineering in Osaka, Japan, will arrive on September 14th for a 10-day visit. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & text: sa]
Margot James has been appointed the UK’s minister of state for digital, replacing Matt Hancock who was upped to culture secretary earlier this week.Margot JamesIn her new role James, who is the Conservative MP for Stourbridge, will also cover the creative industries. She was previously parliamentary under secretary of state at the department for business, energy and industrial strategy.She Tweeted yesterday: “An amazing first day and a half as minister for digital and the creative industries, I really appreciate the opportunity and I know I’ve got big shoes to fill.”Hancock was promoted to secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport as part of prime minister Teresa May’s cabinet reshuffle this week, replacing Karen Bradley who was appointed secretary of state for Northern Ireland.