During my research I came across the term “psychogeography”, which is an approach to geography that emphasizes playfulness and drifting around urban environments.
Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by Guy Debord as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organised or not, on the emotions and behaviour of individuals”.
He was talking about the way humans shape their environment, but also how the environment shapes humans. About how you can pick up vibes from a place you have never been to before, and have a psychological feeling about whether it’s good or a bad place. (…)