• ‘Lose Yourself in Melbourne’
    The Psychogeography of Urban Architecture by David Prescott-SteedI’ve recently read the above book by sound artist and urban explorer David Prescott-Steed (Academy of Design, Melbourne). It has the informal writing style of psychogeographical texts that originate from creative writing rather than academia, which I really liked.I especially enjoyed the introd
  • How We Used To Live – A Psychogeography of Your London
    I rarely come out of a film feeling uplifted, or think this is my best film of [insert year]. Some of my years don’t even have my-best-film-ofs attached to them, as the films I saw were all so unmemorable. However my favourite film of 2014 is How We Used to Live (2013), written by Paul Kelly and Travis Elborough. I saw it this week at the Hyde Park Picture H
  • Pas le Grand Départ Dérive (part 2)
    The Pleasure of the GerbilThis is the second part of the account of my not-the-grand-départ dérive (click here for part 1). These blogs have been written in the style of Patrick Keiller’s ‘Robinson’ films, but the protagonist is Sister Moonshine and the Robinson character myself. The blogs also use the theory of the semiologist Roland Barthes from his book M
  • Pas le Grand Départ Dérive (part 1)
    Gerbil LucidaI hadn’t had a proper conversation with the psychogeographer for a while because, as she said, “I have been deeply mired in the academic machinations of my viva”. But yesterday we discussed the pros and cons of the Grand Départ in Yorkshire. She apparently had reservations, the same as those she’d had over the London Olympics when she wrote ‘The

Conferences and Projects

Recent Conferences Papers and Invites to Talk

  • June 2013: Presented at the Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds: Anchoring Rural/Urban Aesthetics
  • June 2012: Panel for the BA Fine Art Degree Show (paid position)
  • Oct 2012: Presented at Heritage Show and Tell, Leeds: Alive and Kicking: The Legacy of Woodhouse Cemetery
  • July 2012: Invited speaker at Land2 Symposium: Close to Home: Artists Reconsider the Local, Leeds (paper title: Speaking of Space: Revealing the Other St George’s Field).
  • June 2012: Presented at Situationist Aesthetics: The SI, Now, University of Sussex (paper title: My Name is Tina and I’m a Psychogeographer: Situating the Addictions and Abuses of Urban Walking Today).
  • June 2012: Presented at The London Conference in Critical Thought, Birkbeck College, London (paper title: Formulating Systems of Affect: Developing a methodology for interrogating and responding to the dominant aesthetic).

For a full list please go to my CV

Projects and Links

My Name is Hou Je beck and I’m a Psychogeographer

Teachers Getting Lost

Keep the (urban walking) faith!

Collaboration

Since May 2010 Tina has been collaborating with two London-based academics, James Kennell and Wesley Rykalski, on a spatio-psychogeographical project that explores seaside resorts: www.arcadespromenades.wordpress.com