Saturday, 2 January 2016

Psychogeography News - January 2016

A Psychogeography of Lewes
“Travel writing, like all life writing, is useful, truthful and sometimes beautiful. But in 2015, the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research at the University of Sussex jumped off track to enjoy the beauty of useless travelling and the art that can be made from it. We took to the town of Lewes for these micro-journeys, because Lewes is on our doorstep (the psychogeographer doesn’t need the exotic), because Lewes and its environs are dreamy, odd and old, if only faintly urban…”

Maps Made From the Mind, Not From GPS
“When we aren’t sure how to get somewhere, our first instinct is to plug the address into a GPS gadget and let the program figure out the rest. But by relying so much on GPS, we miss out on the thrill of exploration…Archambault’s maps are based solely on his own explorations and time spent with locals in a given city.”

Will Self Leads Walking Tour of Bristol
“Will Self was not taking no for an answer. Having lined up a slightly reluctant 30-strong audience against a craggy old stone wall in Bristol, the author, journalist, thinker and walker was urging them to press their faces against it and ruminate.”

Brutalist London Map
“Want to navigate yourself around examples of one of the 20th century's most debated architectural styles? Arm yourself with this Brutalist London Map by Blue Crow Media and take a wander around the capital.”

Elsewhere – A Journal of Place
“Elsewhere is published twice a year, and is a journal dedicated to writing and visual art that explores the idea of place in all its forms, whether city neighbourhoods or island communities, heartlands or borderlands, the world we see before us or landscapes of the imagination.”

Video Strolls
“A community of filmmakers. A museum of films. An introduction to videos about place and journeys”

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