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  Untitled Document
To Constant the factor of play and creativity is a very fundamental part of life.
Constant inspired by a “gypsy camp” near Alba in Italy to construct his spatial model for New Babylon.
Constant’s sectors are arranged suited to needs for nomad that can allow the refurnishing the interior space easily.
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 ArchiNed News: New Babylon
Constant Nieuwenhuis has worked over twenty years on the development of his utopia New Babylon.
The results of Constant's efforts can be seen again in their full glory for the first time since a long while.
Constant commented on this in the beginning of the 1960's: "The question, how the people would live in a society without hunger, without exploitation, and also without labour.
www.classic.archined.nl /news/9812/Babylon_e.html   (749 words)

 TCM Locative Reader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The advent of the SI and Constant's later architectural utopia's of New Babylon can be viewed within the larger context of the growing wireless communication era of the 20th century, in many ways carrying the utopian dreams of the inventors long after the technological goals have been reduced to profit and furtherance of political propagandizing.
Constant envisioned this system as a "kaleidoscopic whole" that bore no resemblance to the past concepts of community life and instilled a sense of nomadism.
It was this reasoning that forced Constant from the group in 1960 when his "visionary urban designs", so highly regarded earlier, were "criticized as public relations for the integration of the masses into capitalist technological civilizations" (McDonough, 2002).
locative.net /tcmreader/index.php?endo;schoelerman   (2325 words)

 Junk for Code: The Situationist's new Bablyon
The Situationist response to the city of the commodity and spectacle is a dreaming of the city of tomorrow.
It is a utopian scheme for a new mode of dwelling and new society by Constant A. Nieuwenhuis.
Constant attained a prominent position in the world of experimental architecture in the 1960s', but this influence faded and New Bablyon as a situationist city has been forgotten by urban designers.
www.sauer-thompson.com /junkforcode/archives/2003/11/the_situationists_new_bablyon.html   (862 words)

 Constant Nieuwenhuys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constant Anton Nieuwenhuys (July 21, 1920 – August 1, 2005) was one of the foremost innovators of Unitary Urbanism.
Generally known simply as Constant, in 1948 he founded the Experimentele Groep Holland with Corneille, Karel Appel and his own brother, Jan Nieuwenhuys.
They then went on to link up with Christian Dotrement, Joseph Noiret, Belgium and Asger Jorn, Denmark to form CoBrA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constant_Nieuwenhuis   (113 words)

 Publications - NIMH Silvio O. Conte Center
Nieuwenhuis, S., Yeung, N., Holroyd, C.B., Schurger, A., Cohen, J.D. Sensitivity of electrophysiological activity from medial frontal cortex to utilitarian and performance feedback.
Nieuwenhuis, S., Yeung, N., van den Wildenberg, W., and Ridderinkhof, R. Electrophysiological correlates of anterior cingulate function in a go/nogo task: effects of response conflict and trial-type frequency.
Nieuwenhuis, S., Yeung, N., Van den Wildenberg, W., Ridderinkhof, R. (2002) Electrophysiological correlates of anterior cingulate function in a Go/NoGo task: Effects of response conflict and trial-type frequency.
www.csbmb.princeton.edu /conte/publications.html   (5328 words)

 Angell Gallery :: Kristine Moran, Artist Statement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The works of 1960's idealists, such as Constant, Archigram and Buckminster Fuller, are infused with today's popular culture and contrasted with existing cityscapes, as a means to explore the clashing of ideals likely to occur during the negotiation process for a new utopian society.
Constant Nieuwenhuis' proposal of a New Babylon is used as a departure point for this current body of work.
Constant drafted a plan for a mobile utopian society whose production needs were to be completely met by automation, thus liberating citizens from work.
www.angellgallery.com /artists/ag_art_moran.statement.asp   (272 words)

 Untitled Document
Composed of early representations by Constant of his ÔNew BabylonÕ maquettes, which are pair with detourned quotes from P.H. Chombart de LauweÕs ÔParis et LÕAgglomeration ParisienneÕ.
First US reprint of Constant's important texts on New Babylon - the world of Homo Ludens, New Urbanism and The White Bicycle Plan from Provo and New Babylon (Informatief) #4.
This publication from the US anarchist press is a helpful precis of Constant's Urbanist Utopianism and environmental plan to rid Amsterdam of the polluting effects of the motor car.
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 Henri Lefèbvre (1901 - 1991)
They were the intermediaries: the group made up of architects, with the Dutch architect Constant in particular and the painter Asger Jorn and people from Brussels -- it was a Nordic group, a group with considerable ambitions.
And the pivotal figure was Constant Nieuwenhuys, the utopian architect who designed a Utopian city, a New Babylon -- a provocative name, since in the Protestant tradition Babylon is a figure of evil.
So this text was the beginning of a whole new research that developed in the following years, especially since Constant was very close to popular movements; he was one of the instigators of the Provos, the Provo movement.
www.jahsonic.com /HenriLefebvre.html   (1123 words)

century to the question posed by Constant in the latter half, namely what would our environment be like if one lived “in a society that knows neither famine nor exploitation nor work, in a society in which, without exception, anyone could give free rein to his creativity” (Nieuwenhuis, 1974).
It was in this informatic-based architectural development that the SI found themselves encountering and responding to in the 1950’s and 60’s and, along with ideas of the dérive of the situation and the moment of Lefebvre, led to the utopian architectural constructs of Constant’s New Babylon.
The dérive of the Situationist International is built upon the drift of social interaction the assignment of new situations and interaction based on a spontaneity that responded to the advent of information technologies and the capitalist shift in urban planning.
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This body, while calling itself Socialist, rejected the Marxian in favour of Jevonsian economics, and devoted itself to the social education of the public by means of lectures, pamphlets and books, and to the spread of Collectivist ideas by the "permeation" of public bodies and political parties.
Immense as have been its achievements in this direction, its constant preoccupation with practical measures of reform and its contact with organized party politics have led it rather in the direction of the "Servile State" than of the Socialist Commonwealth.
But the united efforts of the various Socialist bodies, in concert with trade unionism, resulted, in 1899, in the formation of the Labour Representation Committee which, seven years later, had developed into the Labour Party, with about thirty representatives in the House of Commons.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14062a.htm   (5943 words)

 Cobra's Legacy: Angst on Canvas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The comparative conservatism in the Netherlands can be explained as stemming from the oppressive artistic regime, or "kulturkammer," that Germany imposed upon the country during its occupation.
Thus, when Dutch painter Constant met Jorn in Paris in 1946, he was still clinging to cubism as a model.
Jorn, Dutch artists Appel, Constant and Corneille, and Belgian writers Christian Dotremont and Joseph Noiret nodded to communist nomenclature when they set up the International of Experimental Artists in 1948 (Cobra is a later acronym for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, nothing loftier), affirming the group's commitment to social change.
web.themoscowtimes.com /stories/1997/05/14/056.html   (969 words)

 noplace » Proposal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
No Place is inspired by various advanced architecture projects from the 1960’s.
Examples are Cedric Price’s Fun Palace and Constant’s New Babylon.
New Babylon is a proposition for a postindustrial utopia where people are freed from tedious labor.
noplace.mw2mw.com /proposal   (1198 words)

 Actually Existing: Centred on conservation
One or two of us thought of you - in your role as the public face of the Archigram group - as the single person most responsible for ripping off, recuperating and publicising some architectural ideas put forward in the early 1960s by Constant Nieuwenhuis and the Situationist International.
They were flawed ideas at best, predicated on an odd sort of tarmac-the-world techno-utopianism - the SI abandoned them quite rapidly, and Constant himself followed suit before very long.
Archigram's jazzed-up and watered-down variations on Situationist themes did little more than make a certain kind of 'radical' architectural brutalism look alternative (which it really wasn't) and frivolous (which it certainly isn't).
existingactually.blogspot.com /2005/03/centred-on-conservation.html   (712 words)

 Constant Nieuwenhuis artist and art...the-artists.org
During this period he also developed theories concerning art and society, inspired by Marxism.
Information on the life, background and work of Constant Nieuwenhuis
Personal data and representives, education, signature, exhibition history, auction results and upcoming auctions of Constant Nieuwenhuis.
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 3AK bei eLexi - das Onlinelexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Its purpose was to maintain the peace settlement concluded at the Congress of Vienna following the
Generally known simply as Constant, in 1948 he founded the Experimentele Groepe de Hollande with
Connectionism today generally refers to an approach in psychology which models mental or behavioral phenomena with neural networks, and is associated with a certain set of arguments for why this is a
www.elexi.de /en/3/3a/3ak.html   (761 words)

 Clippings.reblog: The Ludic City
New Babylon: the world of Homo LudensConstant Nieuwenhuis, 1970"The world of plenty is New Babylon, the world in which man no longer toils, but plays; poetry as a way of life for the masses.
The Activist Drawing: Retracing Situationist Architectures from Constant's New Babylon to Beyond
Originally posted by Anne Galloway from Space and Culture, ReBlogged by Gavin on Sep 27, 2004 at 09:03 AM
uber.tv /envisioning/clippings/2004/09/002749.html   (350 words)

 www.runberger.net - writing
The case studies have operated within art contexts and academia, as well as architectural practice, and include Constant Nieuwenhuys, Archigram, Superstudio, Servo, Foreign Office Architects and a number of artist groups relying on digital networks.
Key aspects of contexts, formats and terminology are probed through historical references such as Archigram, Constant Nieuwenhuis of the Situationist movement and the practice of Paul Virilio and Claude Parent, as well as recent design studios in education.
The text is based on the Probing the Conjectural lecture of the NON course, August 2001.
www.runberger.net /writing.htm   (636 words)

 nederlands architectuurinstituut
In 1957 Friedman settled in Paris and during that period he maintained contact with figures he had met through CIAM, such as Jacob Bakema and later Gerrit Rietveld from the Netherlands, Frey Otto, Kenzo Tange and Le Corbusier.
There is an obvious affinity between his work and the post-war tradition that focused on lightweight structures in an urban context - with designers such as the already mentioned Otto as well as Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Habraken, and the artist Constant Nieuwenhuis.
This affinity mainly concerns the external characteristics of Friedman's work and not the essential underlying motives that led Friedman to such forms, motives based on the individual's exercise of free choice.
www.artmag.com /museums/a_payba/nai/nai5.html   (730 words)

 Constant Nieuwenhuis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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Constant Anton Nieuwenhuis (born 1920) is one of the foremost innovators of Unitary Urbanism.
Generally known simply as Constant, in 1948 he founded the Experimentele Groepe de Hollande with Corneille and Karel Appel.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/constant_nieuwenhuis   (152 words)

 Morgaine LeFaye » Blog Archive » Recent history of the Netherlands, part 2
The leaflets were followed by more elaborate pamphlets announcing the creation of the White Plans.
Constant Nieuwenhuis, another artist, was instrumental in shaping the White Philosophy, which considered work (especially mundane factory labor) obsolete.
Provo’s renunciation of work appealed to the Nozems - and marked an important ideological split with capitalism, communism and socialism, all of which cherished work as a value in itself.
www.blog.morgaine-lefaye.net /archives/2003/09/22/21.25.09   (1481 words)

But there were also several cases in which the works, and the linkage between different works in the same wing, both satisfied the curator's intentions and produced that stimulus to our senses and intensification of our anxieties that made a visit to this show so gratifying.
One of the more surprising juxtapositions was the grouping of Dutch artist Constant Nieuwenhuis's plans for a New Babylon, 1956/1974, with drawings from the '50S by Hungarian-born French sculptor Nicolas Schoffer (1912-92).
These designs and models revealed visionary architectural perspectives that even today retain the power to challenge the viewer's spatial imagination.
www.virose.pt /tudela/texcardinales.html   (353 words)

There are also some architects propose large structures that seem to float over the earth, as the new form to integrate with the nature based on minimizing the buildings' footprint that lay onto the nature.
Such as the 'instant city', 'walking city' and 'sin city' megastructures imaged by the Archigram group in England, the ironic utopias of the Italian group Superstudio, the neo-utopian structures created in France by Jean-Louis Chaneac and Antti Lovag and Dutch artist Constant Nieuwenhuis's New Babylon.
There are also some more practical design which have been applied such as, building that continues the contours or appearance of the land.
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 Constant - Constant Reader Bookshop - leading Australian online bookstore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
isn’t right to have constant headaches for that long after a car crash.
Constant Pharmacy, retail pharmacy by Mediconstant Pharmacy Sdn Bhd, an Advanced and Leading Pharmacy (Alpha) Alliance Member, specialized in supplying
Shapes of constant width, definition, animation, discussion, there are Shapes of constant width other than the circle.
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 Situationist International
Nevertheless, the group managed during this period to attract members from Algeria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Sweden, and the US, [2] thus attaining international status.
It is possible to attribute its ‘rotating’ membership to the group’s “policy of aiming for constant agreement on key matters,” [3] which often resulted in ad hominem attacks among the members and consequent expulsions from the group.
Nevertheless, during this period the situationists were active in theoretical as well as artistic work, often capturing public attention with modes of action aiming to scandalize and provoke the public, as well as the orthodox Left.
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 Now, the SI (Situationist International)
This lack is almost always accompanied by the most abstract and pretentious insistence on a disembodied radicalism.
Since Constant’s interpretation of unitary urbanism this tendency has been expressed within the SI, and it is incomparably more dangerous than the old artistic conception we have fought so much.
It is more modern and therefore less obvious, and certainly has a more promising future.
www.bopsecrets.org /SI/9.now.htm   (1646 words)

 cornersoul/texts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The chapter on class taken from the Class War Federation book "Unfinished Business: The Politics of Class War".
Constant Nieuwenhuis outlines a new way of living, a new type of society.
A simple to understand situationist critique of the Spanish revolution.
cornersoul.com /texts.html   (171 words)

 Archinect : Discussion Forum (Printable Version) : 1 : Constant is Gone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Archinect : Discussion Forum (Printable Version) : 1 : Constant is Gone
I just heard that Constant Nieuwenhuis has died.
Let’s all play extra hard in his memory.
www.archinect.com /forum/threads_print.php?id=22714_0_42_0   (45 words)

 Space and Culture: September 2004
Throughout the evening, they will take care of guests, provide a constant roaming background performance to set the scene and will aid other artists in achieving their objectives."
TERMINAL 5 is an event for air travel:
My partner has commented that if this city is one of the new centres of wealth in and growth in Canada it doesn't show.
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