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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Texts and Documents, Boston: I briefly sketch the points of departure for a civilization:. Certain shifting angles, certain receding perspectives, allow us to glimpse original conceptions of space, but this vision remains fragmentary. All cities are geological.

Ivan Chtcheglov

This was quite unlike most other clubs which had no other purpose than to provide hedonistic pleasure. Psychogeography was originally developed by the avant-garde movement Lettrist International in the journal Potlach.

Two assassins await their victim. There was also something more subtle going on at the nightclub however, which was a collective spirit of Manchester. Past collectivities offered the masses an absolute truth and incontrovertible mythical exemplars. He heralds a cyber future, an escapist fantasy where according to Numan: In a few years it would become the intellectual capital of the world and would be universally recognized as such.


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.

We can have nothing but contempt for a century that relegates such blueprints to its so-called museums. The Hacienda must be built: Meanwhile abstraction has invaded all the arts, contemporary architecture in particular. A mental disease has swept the planet: Nrw cities are geological.

Formulary for a New Urbanism

And an Astrolarium which would group plant species in accordance with the relations they manifest with the stellar rhythm, a planetary garden along the lines the astronomer Thomas wants to establish at Laaer Berg in Vienna. And the police station on Urbansm Street. The economic obstacles are only apparent.

It was a place in the city that acted formhlary to represent the city and successfully bring the city together. For we are in the twentieth century, even if few people are aware of it.

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In order to achieve this Chtcheglov offers urbnaism formula for urban regeneration in the strictest sense. And the strange statue of Dr. Stars and rain can be seen through glass ceilings.

It was a radical break from the interior design for music venues not only in Manchester but across the world.


Other key figures in this version of the idea are Walter Benjamin, J. Our first experimental city would live largely off tolerated and controlled tourism.

Indispensable for giving the inhabitants a consciousness of the cosmic. In a few years it would become the intellectual capital of the world and would be universally recognized as such. It will be both a means of knowledge and a means of action. This site uses cookies.

Or the paintings of Claude Lorrain. Fashion played a urrbanism part; people were getting into tracksuits, dressing loosely, less emphasis on looking good for everyone else. Ivaan is a plan where he sees the overriding priorities as large public spaces to prevent the success of a possible revolution and a transport system to get people to and from work quickly. The urban population think they have escaped from cosmic reality, but there is no corresponding expansion of their dream life.

Presented with the alternative of love or a garbage disposal unit, young people of all countries have chosen the garbage disposal unit.