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05 APRIL 2005

Psychogeography and the Dérive

"The situationists' desire to become psychogeographers, with an understanding of the 'precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organised or not, on the emotions and behaviour of individuals', was intended to cultivate an awareness of the ways in which everyday life is presently conditioned and controlled, the ways in which this manipulation can be exposed and subverted, and the possibilities for chosen forms of constructed situations in the post–spectacular world. Only an awareness of the influences of the existing environment can encourage the critique of the present conditions of daily life, and yet it is precisely this concern with the environment which we live which is ignored."

(Sadie Plant)

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conditioned • derive • post-spectacular world • psychogeographer • psychogeography • Sadie Plant • situationistSociety of the Spectacle (Guy Debord)spectacle obfuscatesspectacular society
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