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since 2003




Urban research

New cities constructed according to plan always spark the imagination. Creating something out of nothing is a fascinating process. Despite this, the experience of recent centuries in building the ideal city has not produced very many successful or practical results. Rather, most attempts have turned out to be nightmares for the people who live in these places. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Different ideologies have produced numerous models of urban utopia. By and large, these are comprehensive, rationally organized, ideal projections that do little more than reproduce a conceptual model. These projects, as a rule, singularize the city and its inhabitants, understanding them only as a unified, homogeneous community and never as a multitude of different voices, groups, or individuals. And this is the point where all such models fail. Constructed Cities project is an selective insight into different utopian models of new built cities on the territory of ex-Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe.


> realised by
P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art

> produced by

> exhibited
Town Gallery, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Moderna galerija, Ljubljana
Galerie fur Zeitgenossischer Kunst Leipzig, Leipzig

> text
Tadej Pogačar, Titovo Velenje