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Year 2017: Shoutout to art & architecture that will save the world

Year 2017: Shoutout to art & architecture that will save the world

Artwork by Barbara Kruger.

In 1963, the famous Dutch architect Constant Nieuwenhuys wrote: ‘’The future homo ludens (playing man) will probably be a normal man. His main activities will be focused on the construction of reality, whilst freely creating the world without the hardships or struggle for existence. It should give rise to the revolution of public behaviour. If man becomes independent of work, he will not be attached to one place, he will not have to settle down. He will be able to move freely, to change surroundings and to expand his territories. His relationship with space will be as free as that with his time’’ (daniel Herman, Constant’s new Babilon, Artbyte, March-April, 2000

While watching the world going mental, I remembered one weekend last year that made me think that despite all political hassles the future is brighter than ever. It was that one weekend in Venice exploring Architecture Biennale.

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