psychogeography


Darryl Chen, 21 07 08


Monthly mag for the city’s homeless, The Pavement, is running a campaign of self-information for London’s rough sleepers. It asks for a mobilization of perhaps the city’s most mobile demographic group to implement an easily updatable signage system. A kind of user-content noticeboard 2.0 that puts its hopes in the power of collective intelligence. Makes sense – who really knows the streets better on a day-to-day basis?It is the stuff of a young Tschumi’s dreams. An alternate reading of urban space and a corresponding notation that sits just below the radar of middle class commuting. A new psychogeography leaping from the boards of student diploma projects to be inscribed 1:1 scale on/in the physical space of the city. Just join the dots and photograph in grainy black and white.

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