Psycho-geography- the effect of a geographical location on the emotions and behaviour of individuals
The term psychogeography was invented by the Marxist theorist Guy Debord in 1955 in order to explore this. Inspired by the French nineteenth century poet and writer Charles Baudelaire’s concept of the flâneur – an urban wanderer – Debord suggested playful and inventive ways of navigating the urban environment in order to examine its architecture and spaces.
This word was encountered in “A literary Visitor Strolls in from the Airport”
The sentence in which this word was found says, ” what recommend it was that it would take him through parts of the city that most people while driving in a car: and experience that Mr.Self, a student of psycho- geography, believes has imposed a ” windscreen-based virtuality” on travel, cutting us off from experiencing our own topography.
Psychogeography deals with the different effects a geographical location can have in your emotions. In the sentence the word was used in , Mr. Self is said to believe in the idea of psychogeography and he says that driving around in a car limits a person from experiencing psychogeography because they are not able to experience their own topography.Mr.Self basically explains in the following sentence that walking is the only form of real exploration that’s left.