Curious Trends - Psychogeography

01/03/2012

Matt Bryden's Poetry Map


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StyleCurious featured Matt Bryden has created a map of poems based upon his unique collection of travels and experiences around the world. He plans to continually update the map with new poems and will shortly be adding sound - so you will be able to hear him reading the poems by clicking onto the location markers on the map. See below for a larger version of the map with a full list of poems, together with Matt's personal introduction to this groundbreaking project:
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26/10/2010

Psychogeography in fashion


At Tent London this year, The Design Museum presented a retrospective exhibition of Kingston University’s world renowned alumni alongside a selection of work from 150 current arts based MA graduates. The influence of psychogeography as a theme was evident in the work of many of the designers – especially in the area of fashion, as shown here:

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23/10/2010

Lifestyle walks


We spotted psychogeography as an emerging trend some years ago and, in December 2008, ShopCurious featured the psychogeographie inspired creations of French designer Karim Bonnet for Impasse de la Defense. Psychogeography has lately become a major influence in the worlds of literature, art and design.

The trend is associated with a general desire to slow down and take more account of our local environment and relationship with place and time, as well as with others. You may have noticed the number of recently published memoirs that combine accounts of travels around the world with journeys of self-discovery – such as Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, and writer on psychogeography Will Self’s book, Walking to Hollywood.

In view of an increasing interest in the exploration of space, the psyche and local history, it’s no wonder that customized and themed guided walks are becoming more popular – and in this post we list some of the top trend, style and fashion walks around the world.

It’s also worth noting that Facebook Places, launched in September, allows consumers to alert their friends when they’re in a specific area, so they can tap into all their favourite places. It’s believed that this mixture of historical and real time data will offer great opportunities – and is ideal for recording one’s psychogeograhic investigations and sense of place.

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