Saturday, 4 June 2011

Manchester dérive

Psychogeography is an interesting idea thought up in the 1950's and could be decribed as "a whole toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities...just about anything that takes pedestrians off their predictable paths and jolts them into a new awareness of the urban landscape". Although it has morphed over time, it essentially revolves around the principle of a dérive (or drift) through a city to see it from a different perspective - taking an unusual route, finding links and themes not ordinarily seen and generally being inspired by an alternative look at that part of the city.

For this Sub, we will conduct a dérive through a part of Manchester city centre to find a new spiritual inspiration and wend our way to a public house for further reflection on that journey and also on the Sub presence at Greenbelt 2011. We will meet at 2pm by the cash machines inside Printworks (near Norwegian Blue).