New Babylon – Utopian Modernism by Constant

Dutch artist Constant and Simon Vinkenoog printed a series of drawings and text in 1963 which playfully explored Constant’s ideas for a future utopian metropolis. He writes:

“The modern city is dead;  it has been sacrificed to the cult of utility. New Babylon is the project in which people will be able to live. For to live means to be creative. New Babylon is the product of the creativity of the masses, based on the activation of the enormous creative potential which at the moment lies dormant and unexploited in the people. New Babylon assumes that as a result of automation non creative work will disappear,  that there will be a metamorphosis in morals and thinking, that a new form of society will emerge.”







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