A cidade como playground

Em 1947, o arquiteto holandês Aldo van Eyck construiu seu primeiro playground em Bertelmanplein. Era o início de um experimento espacial que marcou (de maneira positiva) a infância de toda uma geração crescida em Amsterdam. Mesmo que hoje a maioria desses playgrounds … Leia mais

New Babylon – A Painter’s Utopia

Martin van Schaik’s contribution to the debate on New Babylon city project in Urbânia 4’s event “Outline for new cultures” [30/10/2010, Centro Cultural São Paulo]. The words in bold and italic are referring to the images shown by the architect and researcher during his lecture. Leia mais

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Provos in New Babylon

In October of 1965 the magazine Provo #4 was entirely given over to Constant and his New Babylon project. A full two-page spread in the magazine is devoted to a image of two young men and a woman dressed in the style of British “Mods” as was favored by the Provos and climbing around on construction scaffolding. The image is titled “Provos in New Babylon” and it’s unclear whether the image is meant to merely suggest that the Provos share Constant’s vision for a new, global city or if they are actually being proposed as being themselves homo ludens; the new people necessary for the building of a new world. Leia mais

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