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Psychogeography

What is Psychogeography?

"The study of specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organised or not, on the emotions and behaviour of individuals." Preliminary Problems in Constructing a Situation in Situationniste Internationale No.1 (1958)

Psychogeographers have traditionally formed in groups or associations, sometimes consisting of just one member. Known groups, some of whom are still operating, include

Manchester Area Psychogeographic[?]

Nottingham Psychogeographical Unit[?]

Greenwich Psychogeographical Order[?]

London Psychogeographical Association

evoL PsychogeogrAphix[?]

New York Psychogeographical Association[?]

The Washington Psychogeography Association[?]

Brooklyn Psychogeographical Association[?]

Virtual Psychogeographical Association[?]

Variations in the practice have included debordian[?] , literary[?] , generative[?] or algorithmic and quantum forms.

See also Situationists, Lettrists

In May, 2003, psychogeographers from the U.S., Canada, U.K., France and the Netherlands gathered in New York for the first Psy-Geo-Conflux, an annual event dedicated to current artistic and social investigations in psychogeography. This was timed to co-incide with a Cartographic Conress in Limehouse, London.

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