Dérive What does it mean?

Dérive (French: [/de.ʁiv/], “drift”) is an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, on which the subtle aesthetic contours of the surrounding Architecture” and Geography subconsciously direct the travellers, with the ultimate goal of encountering an entirely new and authentic experience.

Situationist theorist Guy Debord defines the dérive as

“a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances… and….the term also designates a specific uninterrupted period of dériving.”


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