First published in ELPAN No.1
After thirty five glorious years of non-existence, the LondonPsychogeographical Association is well and truly back.
The LPA was founded onthe
outskirts of the Italian mountain village of Cosio d'Arriscia. The
namewas invented during the course of the unification conference of
the InternationalMovement for an Imaginist Bauhaus (IMIB) and the
(LI) to 'increase' the internationalism of the event.
Ralph Rumney (born Wakefield 1934) was its representative although
he hadlived in Italy for several years. He proposed a plan to dye
the Venice Lagoona bright colour.
This had two apparently different purposes: to see how the
population reacted,and as a means of studying the flows and
stagnations of the water.
The actual 'unification' of the IMIB, LI and the non-existent
LPA took place on 28th July
After a vote of five in favour, two against and one abstention, a
fusion of groups and the founding of the Situationist International
The revival of the LPA corresponds to the increasing
decay in British culture, and
indeed of the British ruling
elite. It has been, in fact, an historical inevitability.
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