Psychogeography! is a workshop for kids ages 8-12, based on the work of Guy Debord and the Situationist International. I taught the workshop for the Armand Hammer Museum of Art in Westwood, California, in collaboration with 826LA.
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Like all of my workshops, this was just as much a chance for me to learn as it was for my students. Considering Los Angeles’ car-centric culture and the amount of time most children spend in the backseats of cars, I wanted to learn which sites, smells, and situations students identified as landmarks on their daily journeys to and from school.
How do you know when you’re almost home? Is it when you see the sign for a certain exit on the freeway or when you smell the taco truck that parks around the corner? In this workshop, participants explore psychogeography, otherwise known as the playful study of cities and the folks who live in them, and develop creative interventions that reflect the varied physical, social, and psychological aspects of wherever we might call home.