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TERMINALIA 2021

TERMINALIA – FESTIVAL OF PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY

Every 23rd February
A one day festival of psychogeography on 23rd February each year with a number of free events across the UK and the world!

Terminalia is a one day festival of walking, space, place and psychogeography on 23rd Februrary.

Terminalia is the festival of Terminus, Roman god of boundaries and landmarks so if there was ever a god and festival for psychogeography this would be it! Events have been run on this day since 2011.

Until the Old Normal returns, the Terminalia Festival of Psychogeography will go underground for 2021. No events will be listed on the site this year.
The festival is open source – anyone is able to run their own event under the Terminalia Festival of Psychogeography, just go ahead and do it.

About Terminalia

Pyschogeography in the 21st Century

Dynon Road constrction works, under the Citylink tollway, West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Radical changes on an arterial road affecting walking and cycling of all who use this path, I walked the section from Arden Street to Dynon road to capture the changes here.

Thinking about the idea of Psychogeography and wanting to begin researching the history of walking lead me to an article on the website, The Conversation. The article entitled “Psychogeography: a way to delve into the soul of a city“, was very interesting. Originally written in 2017. The article examines the history and origins of Psychogeography and it 21st Century applications.

Here is a definition of Psychogeography from the article

Psychogeography, as the term suggests, is the intersection of psychology and geography. It focuses on our psychological experiences of the city, and reveals or illuminates forgotten, discarded, or marginalised aspects of the urban environment.

The article talks about walking as an act of insurgency and of memory. Aspects of my own walking and photographing I would hope to incorporate in the future. For example there was a series of homophobic attacks in Sydney in the 1980s, still unsolved, that happened near the now famous sculpture walk. David Brown of UNSW has written an article on it, Strolling the Coastline: Criminology in Everyday Life: Through ‘Landscape’ from Gaol to ‘Badlands’.

It appears to me my research will now move forward with some more purpose. With the pandemic still ongoing and lock-down restrictions in place here in Melbourne. My walking is going to be limited to my own ‘place’, ie Sunshine, not a bad thing; I guess.

New Beginnings?

Way back in 2009 when altfotonet.org was first published, the internet was a vastly different place. Here we are in the 21st century and I am recommencing the idea.

The focus of this e-zine will be on photography and its related conceptual underpinnings.

I plan to examine the idea of psychogeography in a modern online world. A world where there are more photographs uploaded to the internet in a day than were taken in the preceding  decades leading up to the internet’s invention.

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