Manchester Area PsychogeographicManchester Area Psychogeographic
(MAP) is a psychogeographical
group that published 9 newsletters between 1996 and 1998, as well as undertaking a number of derives and other activities. The first anonymous newsletter in 1995 was a response to the City Council
's redevelopment of the so-called Northern Quarter of Manchester
"No to gentrification, no to museumification. We were saying, let the buildings fall down, if they must. We wanted to walk unregulated, unrepaired, atmospheric streets. We've moved on from that, but it got MAP started."
- --MAP in interview with John Eden
The first recorded action was the Levitation of the Corn Exchange, on February 10,1996
, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival in Manchester of Dr John Dee
, as Warden of the Collegiate Church, later the Cathedral, which stands next to the Corn Exchange.