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Psychogeographical mapping of coincidence in Leeds and Dortmund. Drifting through superimposed narratives of two cities at once.
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Growing repository of pieces about psychogeography, that relate in some way to the concepts being explored by the Superimposed Cities project. It's not supposed to an exhaustive archive, and there are a lot more related writings in the Situationist International archives and other sites indicated in our list of WWW links, screen left.
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introduction to a critique of urban geography
Of all the affairs we participate in, with or without interest, the groping search for a new way of life is the only aspect still impassioning. Aesthetic and other disciplines have proved blatantly inadequate in this regard and merit the greatest detachment. We should therefore delineate some provisional terrains of observation, including the observation of certain processes of chance and predictability in the streets.
preliminary problems in constructing a situation
Our conception of a “constructed situation” is not limited to an integrated use of artistic means to create an ambiance, however great the force or spatiotemporal extent of that ambiance might be. A situation is also an integrated ensemble of behavior in time. It is composed of actions contained in a transitory decor.
(a working definition)
Psychogeography — as noted by Guy Debord, is a concept with "a rather
In 1955, he defined it as "the study of the precise laws and specific
effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not,
on the emotions and behaviour of individuals ".