So going on a psychogeographic walk was something I had to do last summer for my Art and Activism class’ final project. 😀 And it was awesome.
So basically, the walk is similar to a “derive” which is described as a practice of “getting lost” in a place on purpose, abandoning the goal of a destination, and simply drifting through an area and discovering new ways to experience it. You know how usually when people go outside, we have some sort of a destination in mind? And we don’t usually take the time to actually take in our surroundings, or explore different routes, other than what is familiar to us? Yeah. This works to counter that. =)
And psychogeography refers to the emotional and behavioural effects a geographical environment has on a person.
So basically, for my final project in my art and activism class, I had to go outside. And get lost.
And, you know, discover things about the area that me, or most people, usually wouldn’t. Interact with the environment in unconventional ways, like standing on park benches, and talking to lots and lots of strangers. And also taking a LOT of pictures! 😀
I went on the walk with my sister and a friend. 🙂 everything is more fun when you have someone there to share it with. ;D
Here’s something new you could try: go outside, and get lost! 😀
Here’s a good read to check out if you’re interested in trying out something like this: http://www.mookychick.co.uk/pagan-wicca-witch/psychogeography.php
Of course you don’t have to follow what the article says. Just do whatever feels right to you. =) It’s all personal and stuff, so. It makes sense if you get to decide how you want to do it.