Formulary for a New Urbanism was composed by Ivan Chtcheglov under the pseudonym Gilles Ivain when he was 19 years old. It was an internal document. I intend to find out more of Ivan Chtcheglov — or Gilles Ivain, but these are my favourite bits from ‘Formulary for a New Urbanism’ from the. Formulary for a New Urbanism Guy Debord to Ivan Chtcheglov April Guy Debord to Ivan Chtcheglov, 30 April Guy Debord to Ivan Chtcheglov.

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Darkness and obscurity are banished by artificial lighting, and the seasons by air conditioning. He was grappling with the problems of absences and presences in time and space. However, the Situationist International may have been tongue-in-cheek about some parts of Psychogeography.

A more problematic issue surrounding the Hacienda is the issue of whether it was a post-modern site. Indispensable for giving the inhabitants a fornulary of the cosmic. The opposite tendency, seeking a center of thought, will proceed through the same urbaniism.

Instead Kelly developed a design process that would take materials from the surrounding area fromulary Gaythorn. But this theoretical phase is already outdated.

Fkrmulary was a certain charm in horses born from the sea or magical dwarves dressed in gold, but they are in no way adapted to the demands of modern life.

A mental disease has swept the planet: The Sinister Quarter, for example, would be a good replacement for those hellholes, those ill-reputed neighborhoods full of sordid dives and unsavory characters, that many peoples once possessed in their capitals: Psychogeography was originally developed by the avant-garde movement Lettrist International in the journal Potlach.

Past collectivities offered the masses an absolute truth and incontrovertible mythical exemplars.

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Their aspect will change totally or partially in accordance with the will of their inhabitants. Urbsnism is a matter not only of plastic articulation ned modulation expressing an ephemeral beauty, but of a modulation producing influences in accordance with the eternal spectrum of human desires and the progress in realizing them.


Between and The Workshop for Non-Linear Architecture undertook an extensive program of practical research into classic situationist psychogeography in both Glasgow and London.

In any case they are never envisaged as depending on causes formulaty can be uncovered by careful analysis and turned to account. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

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This was quite unlike most other clubs which had no other purpose than to provide hedonistic pleasure. The hacienda must be built. Fashion played a big part; people were getting into tracksuits, formhlary loosely, less emphasis on looking good for everyone else.

The Hacienda must be built: This need for total creation has always been intimately associated with the need to play with architecture, time and space.

Later, as the activities inevitably grow stale, this drifting will partially leave the realm of direct experience for that of representation. Meanwhile abstraction has invaded all the arts, contemporary architecture in particular.

Since in the United States, separate events known as Provflux and Psy-Geo-conflux have been dedicated to action-based participatory experiments, under the academic umbrella of psychogeography. We now know that this endeavor followed the old normal evolution, arriving in record time at ugbanism rigidification of its doctrines and at forms that have become ossified in their decadence. It would be the baroque stage of urbanism considered as a means of knowledge.

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It will be both a means of knowledge and a means of action. The geographical limitation of play is ivaan more striking than its temporal limitation.

No playing in fo labyrinth. It was famous as the scene of postwar bohemianism and existentialism Camus, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, etc. Yet in the context of nightclub typology the Hacienda unconsciously or consciously appropriated this style with a very different aim.

The architecture of tomorrow will be a means of modifying present conceptions of time and space. Photographs of the venue during the day, videos of it in full swing during the night, interviews urbbanism those involved in the for,ulary of the club and even art-work from Factory, the record label that funded the project. Sinclair drew on this tradition combined with his own explorations as a way of criticizing modern developments of urban space in such key texts as Lights Out for the Territory.


The new space creates a possibility for activity not formerly determined by one besides the individual. Influenced primarily through the re-emergence of the London Psychogeographical Association and the foundation of The Workshop for Non-Linear Architecture, these groups have assisted in the development of a contemporary psychogeography.

Everyone wavers between the emotionally still-alive past and the already dead future. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Future avant-garde activities and productions would naturally tend to gravitate there.

The Tower of Nesle: Not just the cops — the geometry. It must be sought in the magical locales of fairy tales and surrealist writings: The present text was drawn up from two successive drafts containing minor differences in formulation, fomrulary in the LI archive, which have become documents and of the Situationist Archives.

The bold red and yellow colours usually synonymous with hazard in an industrial workplace came to express Factory Records as at once apart from the other discos and live venues in Manchester yet closer then any of them to the city itself.

In Britain in particular, psychogeography has become a recognized descriptive term used in discussion of successful writers such as Iain Sinclair and Peter Ackroyd and the documentaries of filmmaker Patrick Keiller.