Originally printed in the notorious zine Vague (issue 49) this is Tom Vagues guide to the even more notorious Situationist International. The Effect The S.I. Had On Paris '68 And All That, Through The Angry Brigade And King Mob To The Sex Pistols. New A6 pocketsize booklet reprint, Active 2021
Situationist International Definitions Constructed Situation
A moment of life concretely and deliberately constructed by the collective organisation of a unitary ambiance and a game of events. Situationist Having to do with the theory or practical activity of constructing situations. One who engages in the construction of situations. A member of the Situationist International. Situationism A meaningless term improperly derived from the above. There is no such thing as situationism, which would mean a doctrine of interpretation of existing facts. The notion of situationism is obviously devised by anti-situationists. Psychogeography The study of the specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organised or not, on the emotions and behaviour on individuals. Psychogeographical Relating to psychogeography. That which manifests the geographical environment’s direct emotional effects. Psychogeographer One who explores and reports on psychogeographical phenomena. Derive: A mode of experimental behaviour linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of transient passage through various ambiances. Also used to designate a specific period of continuous deriving. Unitary Urbanism The theory of the combined use of arts and techniques for the integral construction of a milieu in dynamic relation with experiments in behaviour.