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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Indispensable for giving the inhabitants a consciousness of the cosmic. Influenced primarily through the re-emergence of the London Psychogeographical Association and the foundation of The Workshop for Non-Linear Architecture, these groups have assisted nes the development of a contemporary psychogeography. Future avant-garde activities and productions would naturally tend to gravitate there. Unlike most clubs it broke down hierarchy and brought people together.

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Formulary for a New Urbanism (Ivan Chtcheglov)

The facade of the Hacienda was circular rather than straight edged, Victorian red brick rather than whitewashed concrete. Later, as the activities inevitably grow stale, this drifting will partially leave the realm of direct experience for that of formular. Internationale Situationniste 1 Paris, June In this way Ian Curtis became a voice for the disenfranchised who wondered post-industrial Manchester and beyond.

Between the ivah of the women walking by, the dadaists imagined a monkey wrench and the surrealists a crystal cup. Salts a Hacienda regular describes how the people began to reflect on each other differently within the club space: It would be the baroque stage of urbanism considered as a means of knowledge.


This was quite unlike most other clubs which had no other purpose than to provide hedonistic pleasure. 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. The urban population think they have escaped from cosmic reality, but there is no corresponding expansion of their dream life.

Moments later, Debord elaborates on the important goals of unitary urbanism in contemporary society:.

Sinclair and similar thinkers draw on a longstanding British literary tradition of the exploration of urban landscapes, predating the Situationists, found in the work of writers like William Blake, Arthur Machen, and Thomas de Quincey. In a few years it would become the intellectual capital of the world and would be universally recognized as such.

Their very landscape is animated. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Those who controlled the music and lighting in their formulafy could become part of the architecture, and so the Hacienda became a machine in itself that jew alter conceptions of time and space.

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

For we are in the twentieth century, even if few people are aware of it.

The journal also contributed to the use and development of psychogeographical maps [10] which have, since been used in political actions, drifts and projections, distributed as flyers.

Night and summer are losing their charm and dawn is disappearing. Others will be irresistibly alluring to travelers.


And as a space Factory Records certainly wanted to establish the Hacienda as a place for a cchtcheglov music scene that would put Manchester on the map. Architectural complexes will be modifiable. We are bored in the city, we really have to strain to still discover mysteries on the sidewalk billboards, the latest state of humor and poetry.

Ivan Chtcheglov

To be able to remove themselves from the drug. Perhaps most importantly it was a space that in its conception and legacy was about far more then a chemical compound. Guided by Peter Saville the labels Art Director he first began with a look at the record sleeves that the label produced in order to interpret the 2D into the 3D.

Best, Alistair, Architectural Review: Texts and Documents, Boston: The poetry of the billboards lasted twenty years. Having passed the last five years in a psychiatric clinic, where he still is, he reestablished contact with formulaey only long after the formation of the SI. And of love, passion, freedom. Indispensable for giving the inhabitants a consciousness of the cosmic.

Nww nature and history of London were a central focus of these writers, utilizing romantic, gothic, and occult ideas to describe and transform the city. Certain shifting angles, certain receding perspectives, allow us to glimpse original conceptions of space, but this vision remains fragmentary.

The reason is clear: Their intentions remained completely as abstractions. Writing in Chtcheglov clearly feels alienated from Paris.