A smaller number of unbuilt projects haunt architectural discourse as provocations. They are like ghosts that never fully leave the conversation – fading from view sometimes only to be rediscovered by another generation of architects, and rediscovere
The Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid hosts a major exhibition on New Babylon, Constant’s utopia based on emancipation, technology, and play.
At first sight, the situationist New Babylon and the spontaneous cities of Archigram belong to opposite universes: the archipelago of fragments into which the phsychogeography of Guy Debord transforms Paris, or the tortuous branches of Constant’s uto
The most radical utopias of the second half of the 20th century have ended up converging with the theme city. In a world colonized by technical reason and mass entertainment, the popular demand for leisure and fantasy has crystallized in childish cop
1960. 20 de diciembre. 20:15 horas. Amsterdam. Una sala repleta en el Museo Stedelijk espera al artista de 40 años Constant Nieuwenhuys. Detrás del público se han situado un proyector de diapositivas y un magnetófono. Constant entra, se queda junto a