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April 2017

Built on Saint-Barthélémy hill in Nice, with magnificent views over the city and the Bay of Angels, the Villa Arson, designed in the 60s is a utopian art school built on an ideal-model of a defensive provençal village in a brutalist style.

Over the last few years, as part of Critical Practice research cluster at Chelsea College of Arts, we have been hacking the popular board game Monopoly.

Monopoly celebrates some of the worst aspects of our current political system, particularly the socially useless rentier behaviour, in which ironically, the 'winner' dominates a non-functioning economy; the end is economic suicide.  A more preferable 'game' would be to exchange values, where the aim was maximise economic wellbeing and minimise harm, for feveryone to flourish in a mutually beneficial way. 

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