Presentation: Guy Debord – Theory of the Dérive
On: October 11, 2006
In my presentation about Guy Debord’s article Theory of the Dérive I would like to argue that the current trend of Urban Exploring is based on the dérive, but that it differs from it on the following levels:
- The accent lies on normally inaccessible place whereas the dérive is usually based on accessible places.
- The accent on normally inaccessible places has the consequence of it often becoming an illegal practice. The dérive is in that sense quite innocent.
- In Urban Exploring there is a big emphasis on recording the urban exploration by filming or photographing it.