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In the end they created a labyrinth circulation of different thresholds based on views and experiences. Wandering in open country is naturally depressing, and the interventions of chance are poorer there than anywhere else. But the action of chance is naturally conservative and in a new setting tends to reduce everything to habit or to an alternation between a limited number of variants. For articles off to the English translation of this word, see Drift.

Her itinerary forms a small triangle with no significant deviations, the three apexes of which are the School of Political Sciences, her residence and that of her piano teacher.

Theory of the Derive

Besides its unimportance, this huy of the problem is completely subjective and soon fades away. Freely moving through the city according to what you feel is the right direction through intuition is the ideal way to have a more exciting life. Link for this page. He listens, until the moment when he rejects or modifies one could say detourns a word, an expression or a definition.


Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Hheory can see the virtually unlimited resources of this pastime. You are commenting using your Facebook account. This article is about the psychogeographical concept. Their very landscape is alive.

He is freed from the bothersome obligations of the ordinary rendezvous since there is no one to wait for. In the Dutch Embassy in Berlin by OMA they created a defined block form within the strong defined urban fabric giving it context.

If, on the other hand, one sticks to the direct exploration of a particular terrain, debotd is concentrating primarily on research for a psychogeographical urbanism.

I wake up and have two eggs and toast. Very interesting, but I would take issue with the statement: I drive an hour to work on the freeway.

I drive an hour and a half on the freeway to get home and relax. A place I know more than any other.

Let yourself go with the flow of words, says the psychoanalyst. Guy Debord defines a derive as a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiences.

It should go without saying that we are not at all interested in any mere exoticism that may arise from the fact that one is exploring a neighborhood for the first time. The subject is invited to come alone to a certain place at a specified time. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The practice derve such subdivision ttheory in fact of great interest, but the difficulties it entails have so far prevented it from being organized on a sufficient scale.


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Chance is a less important factor in this activity than one might think: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Can Dialectics Break Bricks? Besides its unimportance, this aspect of the problem is completely subjective and soon fades away.

The sudden change of ambiance in a street within the space of a few meters; the evident division of a city into zones of distinct psychic atmospheres; the path of least resistance that is automatically followed in aimless strolls and which has no relation to the physical contour of the terrain ; the appealing or repelling character of certain places — these phenomena all seem to be neglected.

The streets I follow and the places I pass will relate to my interests, whether I chose to go left, or right or up or down, or turn back around are all down to what I know is round the corner. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Which side of the street do you walk on?