Theory of the Dérive and other situationist writtings on the city
This publication supplements the catalogue Situacionistas. Arte, política, urbanismo. The Situationist International (1957–72) pursued new forms of collective action and methods of agitation that would lead to the transformation of the urban environment. Since then, their revolutionary reflections have continued to play a fundamental role in politics and art. This publication offers a selection of texts and manifestos that focus on unitary urbanism and the dérive. Theory of the Dérive reflects on ways of seeing and experiencing urban life within the broader context of ‘psychogeography’, using urban mapping as a tool for the organisation of unités d'ambience (unitary ambience) that can create a new social fabric based on emotional maps of subversion or ‘psychogeographic maps’.