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What is Psychogeography Today? (Housmans 07.11.09)

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What is Psychogeography Today? (Housmans 07.11.09)

'What is Psychogeography Today?'
with Rich Cochrane
Saturday 7th November 5pm till 6.30pm

Rich Cochrane explores the modern significance of psychogeography. Does modern psychogeography retain anything of the radical agenda of the 1960s? Should it? Does the term really mean much in relation to modern practice?

Rich Cochrane explores the modern significance of Psychogeography, defined in 1955 by Guy Debord 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."

Psychogeography came to have a political dimension, particularly brought out by The Situationist International, who advocated experiences of life being alternative to those admitted by the capitalist order, for the fulfilment of human primitive desires and the pursuing of a superior passional quality.

In recent years there has been a revival of interest in psychogeography, and Rich Cochrane will be investigating how the modern conception relates with to previous understandings.

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