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Concepts on Mythogeography: Interview with Phil Smith

Architecture News - Mar 28, 2010 - 20:43   4717 views

My interview with the British author Phil Smith. Here, we learn the difference between Psychogeography and Mythogeography, the art of drifting. Mythogeography describes a way of thinking about, passing through and using those places where multiple meanings have been squeezed into a single or restricted meaning (for example, heritage, tourist or leisure sites that are often presented in a singular and privileged way, when they may also be (or have been) homes, jam factories, battlegrounds, lovers lanes, farms, cemeteries or madhouses). Mythogeography emphasizes the multiple nature of such places and suggests multiple ways of celebrating, expressing and weaving those places and their many meanings.