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Pavlina Kriki

on 18 October 2013

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Transcript of Psychogeography

Definition: The subjective analysis–mental reaction, to neighbourhood behaviours related to geographic location. A chronological process based on the order of appearance of observed topics, with the time delayed inclusion of other relevant instances
The origins
Concept of Flaneur, theorized by Ch. Baudelaire (19th c.)
Essay of Chtcheglov, "Formulary for a New Urbanism" (1953)
Lettrist International ( journal Potlach)- original development of the term
Guy Debord- "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals." (1954)
Psychogeographic Maps
Graphic representation of the "urban drifting"
The goal is to study the conditions that exist during the urban wandering, and what these have to the perception of the observer
Psychogeography Today
The London Psychogeographical Association & The Workshop for Non-Linear Architecture to first revisit the psychogeography subject in the 1990's
Psychogeography used in various sciences, like performance art, literature, the film industry
Creation of applications for mobiles that facilitate the making of derives

The Initial Approach
the Situationists found contemporary architecture restrictive, forcing the observer into a certain system of interaction with his environment
Creation of designs of new urbanized space, their intentions remaining abstract. Attempt to combine two different "ambiances", the soft and the hard
Guy Debord, Guide Pychogéographique de Paris
psychogeographic map of a student
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