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The Dérive Drift
Uroboros Festival
Dérive: “A mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society; a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances” “an emotional (dis)orientation.” - Guy Debord, Les Lèvres Nues #9, 1956

While psychogeographic approaches have typically examined the terrains of the cities we move through, what might it look like to explore the local spaces of care, escape, solitude and refuge that shape our worlds? The Dérive Drift was a concept I cooked up with RMIT Care-full Design Lab collaborator Jaz Hee-jeong Choi to offer playful provocations in the form of a dérive or critical socio-spatial tour through the small spaces, places and memory palaces of everyday life. After a prototype Dérive Drift which explored concepts of transformation and flux during Covid-19 lockdowns with the CreaTures (Creative Practices for Transformational Futures) project, we launched a public Drift at Uroboros Festival. In 2021, the Dérive Drift was developed by Hee-jeong Choi and collaborators at the Care-full Design Lab and CreaTures into a More-than-Human Dérive for Melbourne Knowledge Week, a multi-sensory exploration of Melbourne’s thriving urban forests. 

i want to dance for the renewal of the world.” - robin well kimmerer