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Psychogeography is "The study of specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organised or not, on the emotions and behaviour of individuals", according to the article Preliminary Problems in Constructing a Situation, in Situationniste Internationale No. 1 (1958).

Psychogeographers in the West, ie Europe and America, have traditionally formed in groups or associations, sometimes consisting of just one member. Known groups, some of whom are still operating, include

Variations in the practice have included Debordianian , Literary , Generative or Algorithmic and Quantum forms.

There has historically been a division within the body of psychogeographers, with various factions being labelled academic, occultist, avant-garde, new age, recuperators and some revolutionary.

In May, 2003, psychogeographers from the Western countries gathered in New York for the first Psy-Geo-Conflux, an annual event dedicated to current artistic and social investigations in psychogeography. This was timed to coincide with a Talk:Cartographic Congress in Limehouse, London.

See also: Situationists, Lettrists

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