Monday, 15 August 2016

Maranke Rinck and Martijn van der Linden

Maranke Rinck and Martijn van der Linden have created a picture book celebrating and inspired by Dutch artist, designer, Constant Nieuwenhuys  (21 July 1920 – 1 August 2005) and his anti-capitalist, utopian city; New Babylon.
"The project of New Babylon only intends to give the minimum conditions for a behaviour that must remain as free as possible. Any restriction of the freedom of movement, any limitation with regard to the creation of mood and atmosphere, has to be avoided. Everything has to remain possible, all is to happen, the environment has to be created by the activity of life, and not inversely." Constant Nieuwenhuys 

 The  New Babylon project consumed Constant from 1956 to 1974, resulting in an incredible portfolio of collages, drawings, plans, paintings, texts and models exploring the development of the city and society..

Maranke Rinck and Martijn van der Linden have collaborated to create and wonderful vision of Constantine's imagined future world, for children to pour over and imagine their own worlds, where anything is possible as long as you can imagine it.
Thank you for the inspiration Stephanie of Kinderboekwinkel Nooitgenoeg.