(Instant City © José Manuel Ferrater)
"Instant City is a call to the imagination and an experiment in community living. It will be held in IBIZA from 13 to 17 October 1971. We have been ceded some 15,000m2 of land alongside the sea and the hotels in Cala San Miguel.
A minimal infrastructure will be constructed, with energy systems, an information point and design consultant center from September 5 to September 20, and from the 21st onwards each person can build their module of habitation and, with everybody else, design and build areas, circulations and communal spaces. To that end, 15,000 square meters of differently colored polyvinyl chloride will be available, 5,000 linear meters of adhesive tape and the necessary set of tools and technical instructions manual needed to help design and build this, the first pneumatic city in the world.
We hope that community life will facilitate all kinds of spontaneous artistic events, bearing in mind that theater, music and mime groups will come and live with us. Life in the city will be a total spectacle, the inhabitants of the city will be able to undertake experiments of any kind without the need to establish a program beforehand.
We planned to set up a big cooperative store where, at worst, foodstuffs could be bought at cost price; however, our aim would be to give away certain basic foodstuffs like bread, rice, dried fruits, vegetable, etc., for free.
We want peace.”
A project by Carlos Ferrater, Fernando Benito, Jose M. Prada from 1971.