Soft Architecture: Of Unindicated Known Origin

Vancouver. A city I’ve never visited but have seen numerous times as the stage for a film or tv show set elsewhere. The province’s largest cash crop is weed. A meticulously organized array of silvery white towers in a fuzzy green bowl. A still of milk-splash after a cereal bombing.

Robertson, in the mi(d)st urban fountains, p.54: “Thus, when we are strolling we wish to abandon salubrious habit to better welcome spontaneous transitions to collective states.” Sounds like dérive.*

Finally, a mention when I flip to the sources, but I’m reading a book not just flipping. How silly am I to forget a caveat I had never noticed before in the bulletins/journals of the SI:

As a rule, this bulletin is edited collectively. The various articles written and signed individually must also be considered of interest to all of our comrades, and as particular points of their common research. We are opposed to the survival of such forms as the literary review or art journal.

All texts published in Internationale Situationniste may be freely reproduced, translated and adapted, even without indication of origin.

In that case…

*Dérive: A mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances. The term also designates a specific uninterrupted period of dériving.

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