Urban Earth: An urban adventure

29 07 2008


Describing itself as “a project to (re)present our urban habitat through a series of walks”, Urban Earth is a project by Daniel Raven-Ellison to walk across three cities: Mexico City, London and Mumbai. Aiming to explore the spaces in which we live, Daniel has already walked 30km across Mexico City. You can follow the project can here.


Mental Mapping Workshop

14 07 2008

The Nottigham Psychogeographical Unit, who organised the public mental mapping workshop on the Saturday of TRIP, have posted some pictures of the event here (with maps to follow).

Interested in neogeography? Have a look at the resources listed here

Conflux and ProvFlux

11 07 2008

Some things of interest to TRIPpers:

Conflux is the annual New York festival for contemporary psychogeography the investigation of everyday urban life through emerging artistic, technological and social practice. At Conflux, visual and sound artists, writers, urban adventurers and the public gather for four days to explore their urban environment.

September 11-14, 2008 NYC. More details here


Part carnival and part conference, ProvFlux brings together artists, theorists, urban adventurers and the general public to share their visions of what the city can be, and to take action to make it a reality.

The simple premise behind ProvFlux is to create an environment of positive activity, and to continue expanding upon the ideas of what one can do in their city. It exists to invite people from all walks of life to meet on the common ground that is our city streets, in an unjuried, completely free and 100% participatory environment.

Provflux V. August 7-11, 2008. Providence, RI. More details here 

Feeding back

27 06 2008


To all whom attended TRIP,

We are keen to build on the perceived successes of TRIP, so we’d really appreciate your help in moving it forward. Your comments will be incorporated into a Festival Report which will be seen by the funding agencies that made TRIP possible. We’d like to approach them again, so any feedback about the event, positive or negative, would be very welcome, however brief. Basically we’d like to ask you to consider this question: shall we host this event again, and if so, how should we do it differently next time?

Here’s a few things you might like to consider if you feel you can provide us with some more detailed feedback:

How did you hear about the event?

‘The ‘Call for Papers’ and the paper acceptance process

Communication prior to the festival, such as Joining Instructions and advice about local accommodation from the Conference Office

Registration fees

Bursaries for artists

This (TRIP) website

Conference packs

Venue for conference papers

Organisation and content of conference sessions

Catering and refreshments

On site assistance from organisers

Reception at URBIS

‘Get Lost’ programme

On- and off-site art installations

Arts interventions and events, including walks

Opportunities for socialising

Opportunities for networking

Delegate demographic

Finally, we are thinking of setting up an email discussion list dedicated to psychogeography (and related traditions/ideas/etc.) Would this be something you would be interested in?

Please email your comments to trip@mmu.ac.uk, or leave them as a comment on this post. We will do our utmost to act on any feedback given. Thank you for your time!


The TRIP organising committee

TRIPped out…

24 06 2008

We’re coming down after our collective TRIP. For all those that attended or joined in we hope you found it inspiring, provocative and enjoyable. 

We have a Flickr site with various pictures from the event here. It’s public so get uploading those images. 

UPDATE 30/6/08 – There are some more images taken during TRIP on the excellent MYWALKS site here.

TRIP would like to say a big thanks to all those artists, activists and academics who made the event such a success. In particular, the committee would like to thank the following people who worked behind the scenes to make it happen: Neil Anderson (from Media Services at MMU who worked well beyond the call of duty on the Saturday); Alan, Jon and Billy (from House Services); Gina and Gloria (for the great catering); Ruth McClenan (for last minute admin help); all those who appeared at the fab Psychogeographic Cabaret at the Briton’s Protection (Sinead Wolf, Disco Operating System, Albino Mosquito, Urban (Col)laboratory and all that contributed or donated time and effort); and anyone else we’ve forgotten.

Don’t forget the rest of the Get Lost festival organised by the LRM – see here for details.

And keep checking back here for more news and updates…




Psychogeographic Cabaret!

17 06 2008



TRIP vs. The LRM present for one night only…

A Psychogeographic Cabaret

8pm Saturday June 21st at The Britons Protection (upstairs room), Great Bridgewater Street – FREE ENTRY!

A unique collaboration of international artists and activists focusing on public space and turning the world upside down


Parking Non-Stop present ‘Remains of a Future City’ performance poetry with soundscape and field recordings

Sinead Wolf – acoustic set loveliness

Short films, surprise guests and random acts of subversive joy…

TRIP in the news

16 06 2008

TRIP made it to the Manchester Evening News last Friday (13th). For an on-line version of the report see here.

If you read about TRIP in the paper, just to clarify: to attend  the conference you will need to register and pay the fee. However, for walks in the afternoon and the exhibition itself, everyone is welcome. The only thing you need to do is get a visitor badge from the reception desk of the John Dalton building (Oxford Road, opposite the BBC). If you want to go on one of the walks there will be a board with sign-up sheets. For full details of the events see the programme here. (Please note the reception at URBIS is for named delegates and guests only).

UPDATE 18/6/08 – TRIP is in today’s NW Metro newspaper. Online version here

The MEN article did not mention the public and free events organised by the LRM as part of their ‘Get Lost’ festival – more details can be found here or click the LRM/GET LOST tab above.

The image above is by Jane Samuels entitled, “3.15pm, School House. Torches off. Cold, bright, quiet.” Jane’s exhibition, The Abandoned Buildings Project, is currently on at the Greenroom

Final programme available

11 06 2008

The final version of the programme for TRIP 2008 is now available to download here *

Plus, watch this space for exciting news about an event at the Briton’s Protection Pub on the final night of the festival (21st June). Parking Non-Stop will be performing Remains of a Future City, plus more acts and performers to be confirmed.

* Please note this is an updated version uploaded on 12th June at 3pm GMT. Any versions downloaded before that time will be incorrect.

Flyer and A-Void

4 06 2008



The flyer for the TRIP festival, including details of the art and interventions, is now available to download here.  We are very nearly there on the programme for the conference aspect of the event (we promise!)

As part of TRIP, Void International are organising a project entitled A-void. This project invites you to find the path of most surveillance and the path of least surveillance from your place of residence to the conference venue, and to document your journey in any media and forms that you find suitable. You are also invited to find the place of most surveillance and the place of least surveillance in Manchester, and to map and document them. Submissions welcome online – here or send to admin@void-international.com – or at the event, where a post-box will be available. Void International will be presenting and discussing the findings on the Saturday of TRIP.

LRM announces programme for Get Lost

20 05 2008


The programme for the ‘Get Lost’ festival of psychogeography, curated by the Loiterers Resistance Movement, has been announced. Please click on the LRM/Get Lost tab above for full details. This festival runs parallel with and has been organised in conjunction with TRIP (and is FREE!)

We are working on the final TRIP programme which will be published here soon.