PLACE

First and foremost of the material we deal with are issues of Place and Space, and how we experience them. This section includes phenomenology and psychogeography as ‘ways of seeing’.

An Enquiry into Walking

When Jim Kimmis died at the end of 2006, the neo-antiquarian world lost a figure whose contributions to its world-view went largely unrecognised. Here we have Jim embarking on a phenomenological journey that many of us will share. Elements of a Journey Any journey, from a short walk to a world tour, can be analysed …

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A New Mesolithic Mindset: When the rough beast returns

This article from John Billingsley[1] is intended as a reflection upon the influence of urbanised and planned landscapes upon human perceptions and the social and political attitudes that may derive from shifting psychogeographic viewsheds Broadly and simply summarised, the Neolithic, or New Stone Age, was characterised by a change in human relationships with the land. …

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The City and the Country: Psychogeography – As we see it

NE has made frequent references to psychogeography, a hydra-like conceptualisation of people’s interaction with place. Often seen as an urban pastime with origins in a post-war Marxist milieu, John Billingsley here explores how it is also pertinent to rural and traditional cultures and communities, and bears a clear connection with earth mysteries and the wider …

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