Cities, like dreams,
are made of desires and fears, even if the thread
of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd,
their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.
how do different places make us feel and behave?
psychogeography explores the theme of urban exploration from a psychological point of view. it was introduced by theorist Guy Debord in 1955 inspired by Charles Baudelaire’s concept of the flâneur – an urban wanderer.
Debord suggested playful and inventive ways of navigating the urban environment in order to examine its architecture and spaces. a new approach to architecture that was less functional and more open to exploration.
to read more about psychogeography, read my inurbanity book, the result of my London explorations!
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