Psychogeography

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Introduction[edit]

psychogeography
The study of the specific effects of the geographical environment (whether consciously organized or not) on the emotions and behavior of individuals.
psychogeographical
Relating to psychogeography. That which manifests the geographical environment’s direct emotional effects.
SITUATIONIST INTERNATIONAL
1958

Psychogeography was originally conceived by the Lettrist International - an off shoot of the Lettrist movement. It was later defined by the SI as above. Although psychogeography started out as an art practice in the 1950s, it has since been adopted as means of researching the urban environment in a broader context.[1]

It can be seen as part of art practices but has also been used in the disciplines of geography, media studies, literature and others.

Psychogeographical exercises[edit]

1. Continuous drift - see dérive

Psychogeographical games[edit]

1. The Joker - WNLA


Psychogeographical maps[edit]

Exercise 1:[edit]

Using a map of one city to navigate another city This was a method used by the Lettrists and Situationists


Exercise 2: Psychogeographs[edit]

This method was developed by the LPA in some newsletters and maps which combined the cartographies of 2 or more different places in one metagraph or psychogeograph.

London exercise: Using http://antisystemic.org/jpg/psychogeograffyx/tube2002.gif and http://antisystemic.org/jpg/psychogeograffyx/center00.gif

Algorythmic Psychogeography[edit]

Using algorithms to navigate a drift/ derive. This method was developed in 2001 by Wilfred Hou Jebek in Amsterdam as part of the Hot summer of psychogeography in 2002.

Algoriths used:

In 2016, Karen Karnak issued a call for an international drift game: /UNREAL NON-REALITY

Psychogeographical situations[edit]

See also[edit]

See Wikipedia entry

external[edit]

http://psychogeography.org

References[edit]

  1. Richardson T. (2015) Postmodern Urbanism and the New Psychogeography accessed 28 August 2015