“This society which eliminates geographical distance reproduces distance internally as spectacular separation.”
— Guy Debord (December 28, 1931-November 30, 1994)

Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography
Guy-Ernest Debord

The word psychogeography, suggested by an illiterate Kabyle as a general term for the phenomena a few of us were investigating around the summer of 1953, is not too inappropriate.(…)We know with what blind fury so many unprivileged people are ready to defend their mediocre advantages. Such pathetic illusions of privilege are linked to a general idea of happiness prevalent among the bourgeoisie and maintained by a system of publicity that includes Malraux’s aesthetics as well as the imperatives of Coca-Cola–an idea of happiness whose crisis must be provoked on every occasion by every means…. (more)

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