24 Nov 2017 | not another psychogeography blog

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IAN PARKER TALK AND BOOK LAUNCH – REVOLUTIONARY KEY WORDS FOR A NEW LEFT Wednesday 13 December from 6pm-8pm in the Harold Wilson Building, ground floor, room 5 (HWG/05), University of Huddersfield. Map link here: https://www.hud.ac.uk/media/assets/document/maps/CampusMap.pdf Ian Parker (academic, activist, analyst) will speak about his new book Revolutionary Keywords for a New Left with David […]

19 Jun 2015 | not another psychogeography blog

Walking to Waterloo

I’ve been researching the battle of Waterloo, the Napoleonic Wars and also learning about wargaming for the past couple of months. So on the 18th June 2015 I decided to combine my interests with political history, wargaming and psychogeography by doing a dérive in the ‘other’ Waterloo in Huddersfield. The point of such a walk […]

20 Oct 2014 | not another psychogeography blog

Laibach, situationist theory and politics

Question: How does one ‘do’ deconstruction and detournement without it becoming simply an academic enterprise? Answer: Laibach !!! What’s interesting about this metal/industrial/rock German band is their use of situationist strategies such as detournement and provocation and also their discursive deconstruction of ideas such as nation state, capitalism and immigration – for more info check […]

28 Jul 2014 | not another psychogeography blog

The monkey magic walk

Many moons ago there existed a broadly psychogeographical group called the bored in the city collective. They were a group of radical academics, artists and activists from Manchester, Stockport and Huddersfield. They used to do lots of random things like burying time capsules, lunar water walks and undertaking political studies of gentrification of towns and […]

28 Jul 2014 | not another psychogeography blog

Language, power and politics

Poetry is a knife that cuts language up Language uses rules which poetry breaks Language is a stake We use language and language uses us Language is a power A power to use and a power to abuse Who has the ‘right’ to use language? Whose language has more status? Politicians love language They know […]

06 Jul 2014 | not another psychogeography blog

Tour de France – Holme Moss

The Tour de France got me thinking about the idea of professional cyclists trying to get from a to b as quickly as possibly in order to be the fastest cyclist. It’s not really a ‘psychogeographical’ endeavour but there are numerous ways that it could be…both for the cyclists and the spectators… In line with […]

04 Jul 2014 | not another psychogeography blog

Tour de France

This morning I noticed that there were a lot more cyclists on the road than usual. I wonder whether some of the pro cyclists that are meant to be preparing for the Grand Depart from Leeds have either got lost by accident or maybe they have decided to do a cycle dérive! Seeing as this […]

12 Aug 2013 | not another psychogeography blog

A drift around Paddock

I recently read Farley and Robert’s Edgelands book which is an excellent account of familiar but forgotten spaces which are neither part of cities or the countryside. The Edgelands are in fact the ‘spaces in between’ places … The writers Farley and Roberts argue that the Edgelands tend to be ‘ignored or misrepresented’ in much […]