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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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