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Mémoires - Guy Debord and Asger Jorn

An influential art book by Guy Debord and Asger Jorn, first published in December 1958 by the Copenhagen SI, with a second issue in 1959. Renowned for its sandpaper cover which inspired, among others, the design for the 1980 debut album of the English post-punk band The Durruti Column, 'The Return of the Durutti Column'.

The Situationist Times

The Situationist Times was an international, English-language periodical created and edited by Jacqueline de Jong, of which six issues were published between 1962 and 1967. A radical compendium using such Situationist tactics as détournement and a printed form of dérive, the journal included essays, artwork, found images, and quotations concerned with such issues as topology, politics, and spectacle culture.

An introduction to the situationists - Jan D Matthews

Situationist map of Paris

A brief introduction to the history and ideas of the libertarian Marxist group the Situationist International.

Notes on Society of the spectacle - Ken Knabb

Guy Debord at a flour mill

Helpful notes on Guy Debord's seminal text, Society of the Spectacle, put together by translator Ken Knabb.

A Internacional Situacionista - La Banquise

Capítulo de "le roman de nos origines" (La Banquise No. 2 1983) que examina as contribuições e limites da Internacional Situacionista. (Traduzido e publicado pelo Grupo Autonomia no website Biblioteca Virtual Revolucionária em março de 2006 a partir da versão original em francês - publicada no website John gray-For Communism).

Here and Now magazine

Cover of the 14th issue of Here and now

Partial online archive of scanned issues of Here and Now, a UK-based situationist magazine published 1985-1994.

Lefebvre on the Situationists: an interview

An at times playful conversation with Henri Lefebvre conducted by Kristin Ross. Lefebvre, then in his eighties, discussed his memories of Guy Debord and the Situationist International as well as his attempts to provoke mischievous students around Nanterre University in 1968, where the May uprisings began. Originally published in October 79 (1997).

What is situationism?: a reader

This anthology gathers together a broad range of critical material about the Situationist International.

Situationist International anthology - Ken Knabb

E-book of the most comprehensive collection of writings of the Situationist International in English translated and compiled by Ken Knabb.

The veritable report on the last chance to save capitalism in Italy - Censor

Piazza Fontana bombing, 1969

A brilliant hoax report by former Situationist International member Gianfranco Sanguinetti purporting to be by a cultured Italian aristocrat calling himself "Censor". It was sent to 520 of the most powerful people in Italy in 1975 and sounding like a conservative from another era Censor counselled his peers in response to the mass strikes sweeping the country, causing a scandal and laying bare the state manipulation of terrorist groups in the Strategy of Tension.