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BS: Rewilding psychogeography.

theleveller 05 Nov 15 - 06:09 AM
GUEST,DrWord 05 Nov 15 - 09:30 AM
Uncle_DaveO 05 Nov 15 - 09:48 AM
Will Fly 05 Nov 15 - 10:50 AM
theleveller 05 Nov 15 - 11:09 AM
DMcG 05 Nov 15 - 11:40 AM
theleveller 05 Nov 15 - 01:23 PM
Paul Burke 05 Nov 15 - 06:26 PM
Mrrzy 06 Nov 15 - 11:34 AM
GUEST,Anon 07 Nov 15 - 10:44 AM
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Subject: BS: Rewilding psychogeography.
From: theleveller
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 06:09 AM

As a change from poetry on by blog, here's an article I wrote about that fascinating but far-reaching and imprecise activity, psychogeography.

Rewilding Psychogeography


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Subject: RE: BS: Rewilding psychogeography.
From: GUEST,DrWord
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 09:30 AM

Thanks, Pete. Good read.
dennis


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Subject: RE: BS: Rewilding psychogeography.
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 09:48 AM

I was puzzled by the word "psychogeography".
I read the essay within the linked site, and
came to the opinion that what's being referred
to would better be renamed. (More on that below)

As I understand it, the first two syllables
modify the noun following. But I don't think
the essay's direction is really about that.
The writer seems really to refer to the influence of
geographical features on the human psyche.

Thus, I think the better word for the phenomenon
would be "geopsychology".

YMMV.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Rewilding psychogeography.
From: Will Fly
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 10:50 AM

Ian Sinclair is one of my favourite writers in this field - I have most of his books, including "Lights Out For The Territory" and "London Orbital". Interesting, if sometimes rather dense, reading.


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Subject: RE: BS: Rewilding psychogeography.
From: theleveller
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 11:09 AM

Thanks Dennis.

Dave, I know what you mean - even Debord admitted that it's a vague concept and, to my mind, an artificial one that has existed under other names (or without a name) for millennia. I prefer the term 'phenomenology'but so much has been written under the name of phsychogeography that I have to use that as a starting point.

Will, agree with you about Iain Sinclair - interesting and, at times, a little irritating.


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Subject: RE: BS: Rewilding psychogeography.
From: DMcG
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 11:40 AM

Unfortunately phenomenonology is already a word for something else that is not necessarily anything to do with geography so it would be really confusing to pick that word.


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Subject: RE: BS: Rewilding psychogeography.
From: theleveller
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 01:23 PM

I was thinking in the context of phenomenology of landscape, as in Christopher Tilley's book of that name.


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Subject: RE: BS: Rewilding psychogeography.
From: Paul Burke
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 06:26 PM

"Gypsia meaning to spring into life..". where did you get that from? Leodan, springen, wridian, alan, there were lots of words for growth, but that's not one of them according to the Old English Translator (I'm not claiming any scholarship other than theirs). I'd guess that the last part of the word is 'ea' or 'eg' with a Swedish G, water, You'd need an early form of it to make any sensible comment though.

I'm torn between enjoying the sense of deep history and the potential to mythologise it or even make it a shibboleth. I doubt if those rural contemporaries of Joseph Arch who didn't have the choice of village or city would have felt that the harmony of the countryside was trying to include them. Most poets of that era were of that comfortable class that has the choice of when they get up in the morning.


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Subject: RE: BS: Rewilding psychogeography.
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Nov 15 - 11:34 AM

I keep reading this thread as starting with the word Bewildering.


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Subject: RE: BS: Rewilding psychogeography.
From: GUEST,Anon
Date: 07 Nov 15 - 10:44 AM

Solastalgia   And now psychogeography. Curiouser and curiouser.


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Subject: RE: BS: Rewilding psychogeography.
From: GUEST,#
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 09:39 AM

Short essay about it here. (Actually there, but that's here nor . . . .)


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