the concept of “psychogeography,” defined by the French Situationist philosopher (and noted alcoholic) Guy Debord in 1955 as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment…on the emotions and behavior of individuals.” Debord encouraged a practice called dérive (“drift” in French), which entailed wandering through an urban landscape guided only by shifting feelings, unmoored from the duties and associations of daily life. This means of spacily rebooting the urban environment is taken to its logical extreme with Urbex
The whole channel. All of the channel.
European cities have had decades to develop cycling cultures. The Dutch and the Danes are said to be among the happiest people on earth, which I can’t help but imagine must have something to do with their bike culture. You find bicycle clubs for the elderly there, clusters of teenage boys with girls perched on the backs of their bikes, commuters chatting along the bike paths, which provide a natural mix of intimacy and distance. On a bike, the city shrinks.
This would be awesome on the billboard right out my window.
- Focal Length
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II
And here’s the 2011 version of the Felt 3-speed fixie Gridlock.
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- Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Exceptionally gorgeous 3-speed fixie by Felt.
Fantastic space specific dance project.
In Little Ease [outside the box], Ami Ipapo and Matt Tarr transport the classic solo “Little Ease” (choreographed in 1985 by extreme action pioneer Elizabeth Streb) from the stage into an urban environment.