Under the River

PSYCOGEOGRAPHY & FLÂNEURISM

Psychogeography is a body technic, born with the Avant-garde art movements, that aims to investigate an urban space by walking.
Today it has become a practice conveying various fields of knowledge focused on the understanding of the territory.
Crossing a territory, strictly on foot, it means to understand and interpret the contemporary landscape, beyond its cliches.
This technique is connected with the so-called Flâneurism, whose meaning is associated to the flâneur, a literary Frenchman from 19th-century, who used to wander with no purpose in the streets of Paris.

I started this practice in 2009 when I was living in Vienna. Since then I’ve been crossing the streets of different cities with my camera. I didn’t expect anything from these walks except than satisfy my urge of learning about these places.
Getting to know that there was a theory behind this practice it was a relief because it suddenly fulfilled with meaning what I was doing.

The River Thames divides London into two parts, the southern part includes 12 boroughs and this is my journey through them as a flâneur.

Have a good trip!

Borough of Southwark: the view of central London from Nunhead. thumbnail
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Borough of Southwark: waiting at the platform in Elephant & Castle. thumbnail
Borough of Bromley: jogging in Crystal Palace. thumbnail
Borough of Lewisham: an old tree and a young child in Forest Hill. thumbnail
Borough of Bexley: the London Pier of Erith. thumbnail
Borough of Lambeth: watching a movie in Brokwell Park. thumbnail
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Borough of Lambeth: a classic english backyard. thumbnail
Borough of Lewisham: a car wash. thumbnail
Borough of Kingston: a woman dressed for a medieval feast. thumbnail
Borough of Sutton: the lavander fields. thumbnail
Borough of Mitcham: the oldest cricket ground still in use. thumbnail
Borough of Southwark: the view of central London from Nunhead.
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Borough of Southwark: waiting at the platform in Elephant & Castle.
Borough of Bromley: jogging in Crystal Palace.
Borough of Lewisham: an old tree and a young child in Forest Hill.
Borough of Bexley: the London Pier of Erith.
Borough of Lambeth: watching a movie in Brokwell Park.
South of London
Borough of Lambeth: a classic english backyard.
Borough of Lewisham: a car wash.
Borough of Kingston: a woman dressed for a medieval feast.
Borough of Sutton: the lavander fields.
Borough of Mitcham: the oldest cricket ground still in use.

Borough of Southwark: the view of central London from Nunhead.

Borough of Wandsworth: there are more CCTV cameras in the Borough of Wandsworth than in any other area of the world.

Borough of Southwark: waiting at the platform in Elephant & Castle.

Borough of Bromley: jogging in Crystal Palace.

Borough of Lewisham: an old tree and a young child in Forest Hill.

Borough of Bexley: the London Pier of Erith.

Borough of Lambeth: watching a movie in Brokwell Park.

Borough of Lambeth: a classic english backyard.

Borough of Lewisham: a car wash.

Borough of Kingston: a woman dressed for a medieval feast.

Borough of Sutton: the lavander fields.

Borough of Mitcham: the oldest cricket ground still in use.