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. Continuous drift - see dérive
1. The Joker - WNLA
Using a map of one city to navigate another city This was a method used by the Lettrists and Situationists
Exercise 2: Psychogeographs
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.
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.
Situations for discussion
These situations made by psychic workers and psychogeographical groups
Can you identify in each video:
- The parameters in space, time and class
- The organiser of the situation?
- Richardson T. (2015) Postmodern Urbanism and the New Psychogeography accessed 28 August 2015