Formulary for a New Urbanism was composed by Ivan Chtcheglov under the pseudonym Gilles Ivain when he was 19 years old. It was an internal document. I intend to find out more of Ivan Chtcheglov — or Gilles Ivain, but these are my favourite bits from ‘Formulary for a New Urbanism’ from the. Formulary for a New Urbanism Guy Debord to Ivan Chtcheglov April Guy Debord to Ivan Chtcheglov, 30 April Guy Debord to Ivan Chtcheglov.

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It was the first item in the Factory Records official catalogue.

Ivan Chtcheglov

We are bored in the city, we really have to strain to still discover mysteries on the sidewalk billboards, the latest state of humor and poetry. Guy Debord has already pointed out the construction of situations as being one of the fundamental desires on which the next civilization will be founded.

While you might expect this to result in a long nostalgic anecdote of the clubs heyday, the character and balance between sources means plenty of the low points as well as moments of amnesia are present.

The Hacienda must be built: Indispensable for giving the inhabitants a consciousness of the cosmic. Not just the cops — the geometry. The urban population think they have escaped from cosmic reality, but there is no corresponding expansion of their dream life.

Ivan Chtcheglov

He is currently working on a revised edition of his writing on architecture and urbanism. Lvan and summer are losing their charm and dawn is disappearing. I briefly sketch the points of departure for a civilization:. Between and The Workshop for Non-Linear Architecture undertook an extensive program of practical research into classic situationist psychogeography in both Glasgow and London. Past collectivities offered the masses an absolute truth and incontrovertible mythical exemplars.


Gray, Christopher, editor, Leaving the 20th Century: London, Allen Lane P. He heralds a cyber future, an escapist fantasy where according to Numan: AMD map 1, Print on Somerset paper, But this theoretical phase is already outdated.

There was a certain charm in horses born from the sea or magical dwarves dressed in gold, but they are in no way adapted to the demands of modern life.

Mounted on tracks, it can go down to the sea in the morning and return to the forest in the evening. It is a matter not only of plastic articulation and modulation expressing an ephemeral beauty, but of a modulation producing influences in accordance with the eternal spectrum of human desires and the progress in realizing them.

It is easy to imagine the fantastic future possibilities of such architecture and its influence on the masses.

Formulary for a New Urbanism

The districts of this city could correspond to the whole spectrum of diverse feelings that one encounters by chance in everyday life. Between the legs of the women walking by, the dadaists imagined a monkey wrench and the surrealists a crystal cup.

The present text was chtchelov up from two successive drafts containing minor differences in formulation, preserved in the LI archive, which have become documents and of the Situationist Archives. The economic obstacles are only apparent.

The geographical limitation of play is even more striking than its temporal limitation. Guided by Peter Saville the labels Art Director he first began with a look at the record sleeves that the label produced in order to interpret the 2D into the 3D. The architecture of tomorrow will be a means of modifying present conceptions of time and space.

It is a completely typical drunken monologue…with its vain phrases that do not await response and its overbearing explanations, and its silences. Presented with the alternative of love or a garbage disposal unit, young people of all countries have chosen the garbage disposal unit. The hacienda must be built. In Britain in particular, psychogeography has become a recognized descriptive term used in discussion of successful writers such as Iain Sinclair and Peter Ackroyd and the documentaries of filmmaker Patrick Keiller.


Neither of these books were written. Pure plasticity, inanimate and storyless, soothes the eye. Despite the ambiguity of the theory, Debord committed himself firmly to its practical basis in reality, even as he later confesses, none of this is very clear. Everyone wavers between the emotionally still-alive past and the already dead future. We know how to read every promise in faces — the latest stage of morphology.

Though Sinclair makes infrequent use of the jargon associated with the Situationists, he has certainly popularized the term by producing a large body of work based on pedestrian exploration of the urban and suburban landscape. Guy Debord and the Situationist International: University of Minnesota Press,p.

September | | ART HAUS ~ Psychogeography

We are living under a permanent curfew. Ballard, and Nicholas Hawksmoor.

Future avant-garde activities and productions would naturally tend to gravitate there. The journal also contributed to the use and development of psychogeographical maps [10] which have, since been used in political actions, drifts and projections, distributed as flyers.

Future avant-garde activities and productions would naturally tend to gravitate there. It was a place in the city that ian symbolically to represent the city and successfully bring the city together.

The reason is clear: