A PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIC SERIES OF EVENTS AND PHENOMENA
- Deep topography
- Urban interventions
- Locative media
- Collaborative Mapping
Psychogeography is word you may not have heard before. Even if you have, you may not be quite sure what the word means. Is it to do with psychology? Or has it more to do with geography? Is it a combination of the two, and if so, how do they fit together?Over the past century, psychogeography has played an increasingly important part in the radical re-thinking of urban space. From the Situationists who were active in Paris during the 1968 riots, to major London novelists of the 1990s like Iain Sinclair and Peter Ackroyd, to many of today’s leading urban designers, psychogeographic experiments continue to produce unusual and provocative approaches to the city.
And anyone can do it.
For the first time in the UK, TRIP brought together psychogeographers from all over the world, to show new work, exchange ideas, and create new energies.
Taking place between the 19th and 21st of June 2008 in Manchester, TRIP explored the many and various directions in which artists, performers, writers and theorists are taking psychogeography in the twenty first century. TRIP was a new event, combining an art festival and a conference, alongside a parallel programme of fringe activities. Activities took place at various venues in Manchester, including URBIS, Green Room, the Royal Exchange Theatre, and Manchester Metropolitan University. TRIP’s academic conference was organised by Manchester Metropolitian University and took place at the John Dalton Building, Oxford Road. Its programme of papers included several speakers who produced artworks or performances for the public.
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