Anthropological Reflections on the Art of the Possible
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«In 1956, the Dutch artist Constant Nieuwenhuys started working on a visionary architectural proposal for a future society; he didn’t stop for almost twenty years. Having been a cofounder of the Cobra group of artists in the late forties, he abandoned painting in 1953 to concentrate on the question of ‘construction’. He became a founding member of the Situationist International in 1957 and played a central role in their experiments until his resignation in 1960. New Babylon, as his project would eventually be called, is a situationist city intended as a polemical provocation.