psychogeography project

another fun thing for the summer.
going on a derive.

what is a derive?
The derive is described as a practice of “getting lost” in a place on purpose, abandoning the goal of a destination, and simply drifting through an area and discovering new ways to experience it. You know how usually when people go outside, we have some sort of a destination in mind? And we don’t usually take the time to actually take in our surroundings, or explore different routes, other than what is familiar to us? Yeah. This works to counter that. =)

and psychogeography?
Psychogeography refers to the emotional and behavioural effects a geographical environment has on a person.

so basically, for my final project in my art and activism class, i had to go outside. and get lost.
seriously. 😀
what fun.

and, you know, discover things about the area that me, or most people, usually wouldn’t. interact with the environment in unconventional ways, like standing on park benches, and talking to lots and lots of strangers. and also taking a LOT of pictures! 😀

i went on the walk with my sister and a friend. 🙂 everything is more fun when you have someone there to share it with. ;D

here’s something new you could try: go outside, and get lost! 😀
here’s a good read to check out if you’re interested in trying out something like this:
of course you don’t have to follow what the article says. just do whatever feels right to you. =) it’s all personal and stuff, so. it makes sense if you get to decide how you want to do it.

2 thoughts on “psychogeography project

  1. What a great idea! 🙂 I love this term now, getting lost on purpose… I wish I could take your art and activism class, it sounds like so much fun! 😀 I always tend to take the well used path, the one I am familiar with. It would be interesting to try different routes, it’s not like I can get lost in my smallish town! 😀

    • Haha yeah, it was actually really fun! 😀 I learned a lot, and visited indie-art galleries and all that. It was pretty cool. :3 Especially ’cause this stuff was all brand new to me. 🙂 I had to make a map accompanying the psychogeographic walk project, which I enjoyed quite a lot! 😀 I don’t think I ever posted pictures of it on my blog… Can’t quite recall, since it’s from almost a year ago. If you want to see them, I can show you? 🙂

      And looking forward to seeing how the trying out different routes in your smallish town turns out! ^^ 🙂

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