Lynch Debord: About Two Psychogeographies

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Lynch Debord: About Two Psychogeographies
Psychogeography emerged entirely independently in Paris in the 1950s and in the Boston area in the 1950s and 1960s, in the wildly disparate practices of the Situationists and of planners and geographers. At the same time that Guy Debord was creating psychogeography in Paris, MIT planning professor Kevin Lynch was laying the groundwork for what at Clark University in the late 1960s became psychogeography for David Stea and his students. Both practices were equally committed to the development of an objective description of the relationship between the urban environment and the psychic life of individuals, both depended heavily on walking as a method, and both produced maps that have become iconic.
Denis Wood
Added 28 Feb 2011
Updated 28 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Denis Wood
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