The Loiterers Resistance Movement

May 2018: A Spectacular Derive

Hello dear friends and fellow loiterers

First Sunday, This Sunday and it’s time for an almost May Day Derive.

Please join us for a communal wander on Sunday 6th May; everyone is welcome and as ever First Sunday is free for all because the streets belong to everyone. We’ll be commemorating Paris, 19681 in a typically low-fi and meandering fashion. Our relationship to the SI2 is not uncritical3, but they had some amazing ideas (and excellent slogans4) which still resonate and as psychogeographers it feels remiss to not celebrate this anniversary somehow. Therefore, we will be gathering at 2pm by the sign that says The Left Bank (Spinningfields, not The Seine; yes we know).  We will tracing a route using maps of Paris to look for ghosts, echoes, traces, contradictions and spectres of the spectacle. We’ll be off by 2.10 so please try and be on time; what hope for a revolution if we can’t get organised eh? If you want more details, or fancy joining us for a simultaneous walk using the same maps feel free to get in touch via the facebook group or by email you can also contact The LRM hotline on 079 749 29589 but be aware once the walk starts you will have to use your initiative to find us if you are late.

There’s a treasury of other opportunities for creative walking happening this month, and as ever we want to show support to kindreds everywhere. Collaboration is key to the loiterers way so please feel free to share information with us:

Not Quite Light Festival (including a twilight walk with me)

Jane's Walks happening all over the world this weekend

Decolonising Cartography in New York (oh how I wish I could be there)

Blake Morris is walking Tom Hall’s City Centre on May 12th as part of A Wander is not a Slog  The walk asks participants to walk out of their city centre and back into it again and can be adapted to any kind of location: rural, urban, suburban or something not exactly any of those. Blake is calling for people to join in wherever they are and we reckon that will be a great walk

The Call for participation in the 4th World Congress of Psychogeography is now out

There’s still a few free tickets left to see Jeff Noon at Home, and its not a walk but I know his Manchester visions have inspired many loiterers

And finally, unpsychogeographic but deeply wonderful and living solidarity it’s the May Day Festival of Solidarity this weekend and its going to be brilliant:

I hope to see you on the streets soon

Love and golden apples

Morag x

Footnotes (I can’t believe this is the first time I have used them for a First Sunday invite)
Some background reading, not in anyway necessary prep for joining us but useful if you are curious. If anyone wants more I’m happy to talk about this for hours….

1: An introduction to the SI actions and Paris, May 1968: and
2: A much more comprehensive SI archive
3: Lets have a walk, a talk and / or a brew if we haven’t had this conversation yet
4: May 1968 graffiti: which is your favourite and what are they now advertising?

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