STEPZ

STEPZ Psychogeography Zine

STEPZ II: Between the Rollerama and the Junk Yard

Edited by Tina Richardson and Ally Standing, STEPZ II is inspired by Northern Psychogeography and the music of the Mancunian punk poet John Cooper Clarke, but it also represents urban walking today in its broader categorisation. The zine combines written pieces with visual elements such as photography, illustration and collage and is produced on a Risograph machine. This gives it a unique and vibrant aesthetic, which calls to mind a time before digital, making it an ideal method of printing for the zine. This edition has been created as part of the Loitering With Intent exhibition (summer 2016 at The People’s History Museum). You can download a free copy here if you have a Google account or arrange to purchase a limited edition hard copy by contacting Tina Richardson via the contact page.

STEPZ: A Psychogeography and Urban Aesthetics Zine

STEPZ is a zine for and by those interested in psychogeography and in critiquing, appreciating and debating urban space. It does not have the strict editorial rules applied to it that would be the case in an academic article, textbook, or even in a novel. It is, what you might call, ‘editorially restrained’ and is the brainchild of the psychogeographer Tina Richardson. This pilot edition includes contributions from both professional and creative writers. STEPZ first landed in the psychogeography arena in the summer of 2015 with its inaugural edition. Having made an especially significant impact in the United States, the pilot edition is now on the syllabus of a course at Bowling Green State University and in a specialist zine collection at the University of Kentucky. You can read more about it here and also download a free copy.