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Telling the City


Psycho-geography – a study, developed by situationist philosophers, the main task of which is to investigate effects of the city environment on psychological state and behavior of people. As opposed to urbanism, which requires thorough calculations and studies, psycho-geography attracts city romantics, writers and cinematographers, who enjoy talking about the local street vendors or the sentimental meeting with a hundred year old oak. The most renowned representatives of psycho-geography are Will Self, Iain Sinclair and Peter Ackroyd.

How does the environment influence a person? How do districts, streets and places achieve additional meanings and aura? During this session, we will address the history of psycho-geography, storytelling and reading. We will also talk about toponymy and other interesting opportunities to explore cities?