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2006 09 30
Nuit Blanche Tonight
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We think that the closest analog to tonight's nuit blanche arts celebration is the Parisian Situationist model. Guy Debord, perhaps the movement's leading advocate, helped launch the Situationists when he penned his text, "Introduction To A Critique Of Urban Geography."
"Of all the affairs we participate in, with or without interest, the groping search for a new way of life is the only aspect still impassioning . . . We should therefore delineate some provisional terrains of observation, including the observation of certain processes of chance and predictability in the streets."

Wise words to kick off a cultural movement with. Tonight, rain or shine, embrace the unexpected unveiling of the city and become a Situationist-like Flâneur of its streets and its arts. You'll be glad you did.
[email this story] Posted by R Ouellette on 09/30 at 04:24 PM

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