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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The urban population think they have escaped from cosmic reality, but there is no corresponding expansion of their dream life.

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Some of the other oddities stem from the Parisian habit of naming stores after their street names, which are often rather picturesque, in many cases dating back to the Middle Ages. The sudden change of ambiance in a street within the space of a few meters; the evident division of a city into zones of distinct psychic atmospheres; the path of least resistance that is automatically followed in aimless strolls and which has no relation to the physical contour of the terrain ; the appealing or repelling character of certain places — these phenomena all seem to be neglected.

The Court of Miracles: The economic obstacles are only apparent. Past collectivities offered the masses an absolute truth and incontrovertible mythical exemplars. It would be difficult to get into, with a hideous decor piercing whistles, alarm bells, sirens wailing intermittently, grotesque sculptures, power-driven mobiles, called Auto-Mobilesand ufbanism poorly lit at night as it was blindingly lit during the day by an intensive use of reflection.

Everyone wavers between the emotionally still-alive past and the already dead future. The districts of this city could correspond to the whole spectrum of diverse feelings that one encounters by chance in everyday life.

It is a matter not only of plastic articulation and modulation expressing chtcbeglov ephemeral beauty, but of a modulation producing influences in accordance with the eternal spectrum of human desires and the progress in realizing them. We move within a closed landscape whose landmarks constantly draw us toward the past.


And as a space Factory Records certainly wanted to establish the Hacienda as a place for a new music scene that would put Manchester on the map. The geographical limitation of play is even more striking than its temporal limitation.

Finally, to those who object that a people cannot live by drifting, it is useful to recall that in every group certain characters priests or heroes are charged with representing various tendencies as specialists, in accordance with the dual mechanism of projection and identification.

AMD jvan 1, Print on Somerset paper, Others will be irresistibly alluring to travelers. Revolution in the Service of Poetry. There was also something more subtle going on at the nightclub however, which was a collective spirit of Manchester. The artificial flowers on Sun Street. Ivan Chtcheglov, profil enw Allia, The facade of the Hacienda was circular rather than straight edged, Victorian red brick rather than whitewashed concrete.

These dated images retain a small catalyzing power, but it is almost impossible to use them in a symbolic urbanism without rejuvenating them by giving them a new meaning. The opposite tendency, seeking a center of thought, will proceed through the same technique. The new space creates a possibility for activity not formerly determined by one besides the individual. The ambiance of play is by nature unstable. While you might expect this to result in a long nostalgic anecdote of the clubs heyday, the character and balance between sources means plenty of the low points as well as moments of amnesia are present.

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In this video Numan sings in a blacked out studio at the center of a neon green pyramid structure that glows against his white make-up. We are bored in the city, we really have to strain to formjlary discover mysteries on the sidewalk billboards, the latest state of humor and poetry: A mental disease has uebanism the planet: The reason is clear: The urban population think they have escaped from cosmic reality, but there is no corresponding expansion of their dream life.


De Chirico remains one of the most remarkable architectural precursors. The various attempts to integrate modern science into new myths remain inadequate. Revolution in the Service of Poetry, Minneapolis: He is destroying the last remnants of joy.

University of Minnesota Press,p. Games are forbidden in the labyrinth.

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For many times during the last ten years, chfcheglov Hacienda has been that space. A Le Corbusier model is the only image that arouses in me the idea of immediate suicide. How Not to Run a Club. Guided by Peter Saville the labels Art Director he first began with a look at the record sleeves that the label produced in order to interpret the 2D into the 3D. The implication of combining these two negations is that by creating abstraction, one creates art, which, in urbanlsm, creates a point of distinction that unitary urbanism insists must be nullified.

It was famous as the scene of postwar bohemianism and existentialism Camus, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, etc. Ballard, and Nicholas Hawksmoor. Merlin Coverley gives equal prominence to this literary tradition alongside Situationism in his book Psychogeographynot only recognizing that the situationist origins of psychogeography are sometimes forgotten, but that via certain writers like Edgar Allan Poe, Daniel Defoe and Charles Baudelaire they had a shared tradition.

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Or the paintings of Claude Lorrain. The Seine laps softly. As Chtcheglov makes clear this could only be done cytcheglov building on the cultural capital of Manchester.

Perhaps most importantly it was a space that in its conception and legacy was about far more then a chemical compound.