Sunday, 3 July 2011

The Situation at the University


Click here for film: The Situation at the University

"Our central purpose is the construction of situations, i.e. the concrete construction of temporary settings of life and their transformations into a higher passionate nature. We must develop an intervention, directed by the complicated factors of two great components in perpetual interaction: the material setting of life and the behaviours that it incites and that overturn it." Guy Debord (Situationist International) 1957

Note: The walk was run by Gerry Turvey, with assistance by myself: two walks took place, each one led by one of us. This map reflects the walk led by Tina. It was a random exercise in urban exploration (developed from an idea by the German choreographer Thomas Lehman). It required a small group of people, a willingness to have fun, and a sense of imagination: a series of timed walks, followed by short interventions of fantasy from participants. Most of the participants were from Leeds Psychogeography Group and/or the University of Leeds.

Related Links:
The Semiotic University (a map of the same walk)
The Overdeterimation of the Space of the University (theoretical analysis of urban space at the university)
The Sound of the Sixties (psychogeographical film, inlcuding brutalist architecture)

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