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Psychogeography festival (T.R.I.P) 2008

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Julian Holloway <[log in to unmask]>

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Julian Holloway <[log in to unmask]>

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TRIP 

Territories Reimagined: International Perspectives

Manchester, 19-22 June 2008.

Call for Papers and Projects

Psychogeography 
Neogeography 
Deep topography 
Urban interventions 
Locative media 
Collaborative Mapping
 

Between June 19 and 22, 2008, TRIP brings together artists, academics, movers, shakers,
do-ers and dissenters in a unique event combining an interdisciplinary conference with a
city-wide series of  actions, exhibitions, and screenings. TRIP enables the previously
separate worlds of theory and practice to interact, initiating new approaches and
energies, and furthering techniques to take on and alter the physical environment.

Beginning as a reaction to the industrial revolution, the re-imagining of the city by
romantics, bohemians, and avant-gardists evolved into a diverse range of strategies,
practices and arguments, from the psychogeographic drift or derive to the artistic
intervention. By the 1990s these were being utilised by artists, writers, activists, and
historians, attempting to negotiate urban and rural space in the post-modern world.

But practices developed in the twentieth century encounter a different world in the
twenty first - a more observed and policed world on the one hand, a more corporate,
globally-connected world on the other. Increasingly the body, social, individual and
political, is the site of contradictory demands - the demands to consume versus the
demands of control.

TRIP will be based at Manchester Metropolitan University, on the city's main southerly
corridor, Oxford Road. But we want events to take place throughout Manchester, in as wide
a variety of spaces and venues as possible. Like many northern cities, Manchester is
changing fast.  Perhaps you want to critique the implications of "regeneration", or
perhaps you want to stimulate new ways of engaging with an increasingly consumerised
environment. Maybe you're passionate about the possibilities of inventive walking and
drifting, or maybe you're a performance artist aiming to change the energy of a public
space. Wherever you're coming from, TRIP wants to hear from you with your ideas.

To submit a paper, you should send an abstract outlining your subject and the key points
of your presentation.

To submit an idea for an intervention, performance or a walk involving members of the
public, please outline in one paragraph the aims and ideal locations for your project. 

To submit an idea for a gallery-based project, please outline in one paragraph the
thinking behind your installation or work..

Please try to keep your paragraphs to a maximum of 200 words. And don't forget your
contact details. Deadline for submissions: October 1st 2007. 

Submissions should be emailed to:  [log in to unmask] 

(and for further information on festival announcements, walks, talks and events, then
please access our blog-space, which will be updated regularly at :
http://trip2008.wordpress.com/ )

The festival proceedings will be fully documented and recorded, and an edited volume of
essays, art and photography will be published at a later date.



---------------------------------------------------------------
Dr. Julian Holloway,
Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences,
Manchester Metropolitan University,
Manchester,
M1 5GD.

Tel: +44 (0)161 247 6233
Fax: +44 (0)161 247 6318
Email: [log in to unmask]
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