In the curriculum, students will be introduced to a current design trend that is aimed to discourage deviant behavior, also referred to as “aggressive architecture”. This is an urban design trend in which the layout of the public spaces is constructed or modified in such a way that people can only use them in the way for which it is intended.
In his New Babylon project, Constant shows us a complete opposite of this type of design. Using models, maps, drawings and texts, the artist shows us a society in which the public space belongs to everyone, where design is collaborative and serves as a playground for the Homo Ludens.
The students start the curriculum by investigating their public space, using Constant’s work and ideas. In the second part, they will design ways in which the public space could be used differently, perhaps in a more playful way. Digital Creativity will guide the students in transforming their ideas into a visual work in augmented reality, creating digital interventions in the public space.