Formulary for a New Urbanism was composed by Ivan Chtcheglov under the pseudonym Gilles Ivain when he was 19 years old. It was an internal document. I intend to find out more of Ivan Chtcheglov — or Gilles Ivain, but these are my favourite bits from ‘Formulary for a New Urbanism’ from the. Formulary for a New Urbanism Guy Debord to Ivan Chtcheglov April Guy Debord to Ivan Chtcheglov, 30 April Guy Debord to Ivan Chtcheglov.

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A rational extension of the old religious systems, of old tales, and above all of psychoanalysis, into architectural expression becomes more and more urgent as all the reasons for becoming impassioned disappear. Instead Kelly developed a design process that would take materials from the surrounding area of Gaythorn. Since in the United States, separate events known as Provflux and Psy-Geo-conflux have been dedicated to action-based participatory experiments, under the academic umbrella of psychogeography.

He is destroying the last remnants of joy. Others will be irresistibly alluring to travelers. It was a song and video format with a message quite unlike the chart hits of the time. For him cultural experience in the city has stagnated, the only artistic intervention, the only entertainment so to speak, seems to be the array of advertisements that line the streets.

We can have nothing but contempt for a century that relegates such blueprints to its so-called museums. Certain shifting angles, certain receding perspectives, allow us to glimpse original conceptions of space, but this vision remains fragmentary.

It will be both a means of knowledge and a means of action. Pure plasticity, inanimate and storyless, soothes the eye.

The Hacienda must be built: Our first experimental city would live largely off tolerated and controlled tourism. Between the legs of the women walking by, the dadaists imagined a monkey wrench and the surrealists a crystal cup. A Le Corbusier model is the only image that arouses in me the idea of immediate suicide. He was grappling with the mew of absences and presences in time and space. Reprinted in Internationale Situationniste 2 Paris, December It was a place designed for youth to congregate, experiment with their identity and re-establish their city as the place to be.


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The sudden change of ambiance in a street within the space of a few meters; the evident division of a city into zones of distinct psychic atmospheres; the path of least resistance that is automatically followed in aimless strolls and which has no relation to the physical contour of the terrain ; the appealing or repelling character of certain places — these phenomena all seem to be neglected.

Those that took part in the activities of the Hacienda became less concerned about hierarchy, the need to do better than one another, the economic drive of a capitalist system and more about each other as a collective, who could revel firmulary self-expression of identity. We move within a closed landscape whose landmarks constantly draw us toward the past. Architectural complexes will be modifiable.

Their intentions remained completely as abstractions.

The implication of combining these two negations is that by creating abstraction, one creates art, which, in turn, creates a point of formulzry that unitary urbanism insists must be nullified. It must be sought in the magical locales of fairy tales and surrealist writings: The Seine laps softly.

It is a plan where he sees the overriding priorities as large public spaces to prevent the success of a possible revolution and a transport system to get people to and from work quickly.

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And an Astrolarium which would group plant species in accordance with the relations they manifest with the stellar rhythm, a planetary garden along the lines the tor Thomas wants to establish at Laaer Berg in Vienna. AMD map 1, Print on Somerset paper, This need for total creation has always been intimately associated with the need fo play with architecture, time and space. The urban population think they have escaped from cosmic reality, but there is no corresponding expansion of their dream life.

Other key figures in this version of the idea are Walter Benjamin, J.

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De Chirico remains one of the most remarkable architectural precursors. It is easy to imagine the fantastic future possibilities of such architecture and its influence on the masses. The facade of the Hacienda was circular rather than straight edged, Victorian red brick rather than whitewashed concrete. Between the legs of the women walking by, the dadaists imagined a monkey wrench and the surrealists a crystal cup.


I briefly sketch the points of departure for a civilization:. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The mobile house turns with the sun. Without undertaking the program expounded by Chtchglov, and the resultant submission to the urban unknown, comprehension of the Formulary is not possible.

And you, forgotten, your memories ravaged by all the consternations of two hemispheres, stranded in the Red Cellars of Pali-Kao, without music and without geography, no longer setting out for the hacienda where the roots think of the child and where the wine is finished off with fables from an old almanac.

It has become a cathedral which embodies many different fantasies for many different people. Philippe Pinel, benefactor of the insane, in the last evenings of summer. The architecture of tomorrow will be a means of modifying present conceptions of time and space. Those who controlled the music and lighting in their invisibility could become part of the architecture, and so the Hacienda became a machine in itself that could alter conceptions of time and space.

Revolution in the Service of Poetry. And by carrying out an intensive propaganda in favor of these desires. Chtchegov imaginations, haunted by the old archetypes, have remained far behind the sophistication of the machines. Though Sinclair makes infrequent use of the jargon associated with the Situationists, he has certainly popularized the term by producing a large body of work based on pedestrian exploration of the urban and suburban landscape. As Chtcheglov makes clear this could only be done by building on the cultural capital of Manchester.

There was also something more subtle going on at the nightclub however, which fof a collective spirit of Manchester. Between and The Workshop for Non-Linear Architecture undertook an extensive program of practical research into classic situationist psychogeography in both Glasgow and London.

At a conference in Coscio de Arroscia, Italy inthe Lettrists joined the International Movement for chtchfglov Imaginist Bauhaus to set a proper definition for the idea announced by Gil J.