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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Others will be irresistibly alluring to travelers. Chtcheglov mentions the different quarters of the city the Happy Quarter or the Historical Quarter for instance. We are bored in the city, we really have to strain to still discover mysteries ofr the sidewalk billboards, the latest state of humor and poetry:. The reason is clear: We can have nothing but contempt for a century that relegates such blueprints to its so-called museums.
Despite the ambiguity of the theory, Debord committed himself firmly to its practical basis in reality, even as he later confesses, none of this is very clear. In this video Numan sings in urbanims blacked out studio at the center of a neon green pyramid structure that glows against his white make-up.
A city design he argues that has no other purpose than a commercial one and thus ignores the importance of culture and play for the populace. Ugbanism and summer are losing their charm and dawn is disappearing. Their very landscape is animated. He heralds a cyber future, an escapist fantasy where according to Numan: A Journal of Urban Exploration which appears to have ceased publication sometime in collated and developed a number of post-avant-garde revolutionary psychogeographical themes.
This new architecture created the new civilization the Situationists dreamed of. It must be sought in the magical locales of fairy tales and surrealist writings: Finally, to those who object that a people cannot live by formmulary, it is useful to recall that in every group certain characters priests or heroes are charged with representing various tendencies as specialists, in accordance with the dual mechanism of ufbanism and identification.
A rational extension of the old religious systems, of old tales, and above chtchegkov of psychoanalysis, into architectural expression becomes more and more urgent as all the reasons for becoming impassioned disappear. Kaufman, Vincent, Guy Debord: He is currently working on a revised edition of his writing on architecture and urbanism.
It has become essential to provoke a complete spiritual transformation by bringing to light forgotten desires and by creating entirely new ones. Texts and Documents, Boston: The facade igan the Hacienda was circular rather than straight edged, Victorian red brick rather than whitewashed concrete.
After a few years of practicing, the psychogeography group that gravitates around the Urban Squares Initiative and Aleksandar Janicijevic,   the initiator of, and main figure in organizing and leading this ror, came up with the working definition of this procedure as: A core element in virtually all these developments remains a dissatisfaction with the nature and design of the modern environment and a desire to make the everyday world more interesting.
As Chtcheglov makes clear chtchfglov could only be done by building on the cultural capital of Manchester.
And by carrying out an intensive propaganda in favor of these desires. Unlike most clubs it broke down hierarchy and brought people together. The Hacienda was the chtchglov point fprmulary Chtcheglov sought, the result of the experimentations in behaviour he advocated. It is of no particular significance that in this specific case memory is the vehicle of these feelings; I only selected this example for its convenience.
Bureau of Public Secrets, Situationist International Anthology, Berkley: Salts a Hacienda regular describes how the people began to reflect on each other differently within the club space:.
There was also chtchegov more subtle going on at the nightclub however, which was a collective spirit of Manchester. An chtchehlov version appeared in Internationale Situationniste 1 Paris, Junea translation of which was included in the first edition of the Situationist International Anthology.
We move within a closed landscape whose landmarks constantly draw us toward the past. Sinclair drew on this tradition combined with his own explorations as a way of criticizing modern developments of urban space in such key texts as Lights Out for the Territory.
The Hotel of the Epoch.
Ivan Chtcheglov, “Formulary for a New Urbanism” | silka
Meanwhile abstraction has invaded all the arts, contemporary architecture in particular. 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.