Read Phil's 2016 talk (below) on the state of psychogeography and the walking arts today. (Download it, share it, read it full screen...) He offers a set of "strategic proposals" embracing asymmetrical action, walking in precarity, the situational-dérive, disruption and disturbance, hyper-romanticism, the subjective battleground, encoding and re-encoding, totality, and experiment. Along the way he:
- suggests we: campaign to transform public footpaths into a "a labyrinth in which to learn about racist colonialism, religious conflict, and attenuated democracy"
- reminds us that: "space is produced by the way we use it"
- teases those who would: "pierce the veil and find authenticity; throw out the refugees and rediscover the true England, tear down the modern world and liberate their inner goddess...."
- urges us to "read the signs and symbols of the everyday as vocabularies of power and appropriate them for our own poetry".