Terminalia is a one day festival of walking, space, place and psychogeography on 23rd Februrary; with a number of free events across the UK and the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.