May 29 | Shawn Micallef Psychogeographic Doors Open Stroll
Shawn Micallef, Spacing senior editor, Eye Weekly columnist and author of the new book Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto, leads a psychogeographic stroll through Toronto's Annex neighbourhood, beginning at the historic Coach House Press (where his book was printed).
What is a 'psychogeography'? Micallef's definition is best described as 'getting excited about place.' When we move through cities we tend to stay on the beaten path, rarely diverting. We see Toronto from the same perspective each time. Psychogeography is a way of breaking out of that routine and paying attention to and getting excited about the locations in the city. Not a historical tour, this walk is a drift through the neighbourhood where diversions and getting a bit lost will be encouraged. Be prepared to share your personal history and information about the neighbourhood with fellow strollers.
Psychogeographic Doors Open Stroll
guided by Shawn Micallef
Saturday, May 29, 2010
starting at Coach House Press (80 bpNichol Lane, near Bloor and Huron)
Beginning at 1 p.m.