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Its the effect of place on the brain.
It is the poetry of places.
the study of the specific effects of the geographical environment,
consciously organised or not on the emotions and behaviour of individuals.
Ley lines, folklore, biography of people in place.
Techniques to explore and extend the imaginative,
experiential qualities of urban and other landscapes, as part of a wider attempt
to achieve a revolutionary transformation of everyday life.
he emotional and behavioural effects of the environment, and its ambience;
'cognitive mapping' (the city in our heads, with the places that have special
meaning for us); and what might more prosaically called 'local history'.
Experienced / Practiced
Get outside – exploration
Derive – rapid passge, drifting. Strolling
To transform a place, our perception of a place, and therefore the world.
Experiencing place not in the same way as everyone else.
Drunken Situationists in Paris
We define ourselves by our surroundings and our situations.
If you are brought up in a neighborhood that resembles a rat trap, pretty soon
you are going to come to the conclusion that you are probably a rat.
If on the other hand you have got to the tool of psychogeography — or poetry,
then you can look at the ordinary world around you with the eye of a poet.
If you have that kind of insight into the tawdry and debased streets in which
most of us spend our lives, then instead of walking down a rat trap you are
walking through cataclysmic history, from your personal memories to the local
then the rat trap becomes a fable, a mythological landscape.
And just as living in rat trap will give you the impression you live in a rat trap,
then l suspect that living in a mythological landscape might after a while give
you the subliminal impression that you are at least a mythological figure. A
heroic character in your own narrative.
Mapping Weird Stuff is a course offered as part of the OWjL
summer camp at Ohio Wesleyan.
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It is practice based! so......
Get into groups of 3.
Each group take a piece of paper from me.
Go outside and follow whats on the paper
for 10 mins (or longer) then come back.
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