The theme of the second issue of Relief is Drift a rudimentary translation of the Frenc term dérive popularised
by Guy Debord and adopted by the Situationists to describe a way to
experience the urban through unplanned drifts. This act traditionally
signified a political gesture that strived to create friction in the
world of capitalism, (or in the mind of the flâneur at least). Today
such acts are perceived as privileged and dated, but the reason that I
wanted to focus on this theme was because I believe that the Drift is
an extremely prevalent practice within our lives, this process however
has been internalised. Alot of what we used to experience outside, we
now experience inside, so how we branch out into the world has changed.
What does it mean to be in a city? Where is that city? How do we become
Contributors: Victor Burgin, Olivier Castel, Simon Faithfull, Owen Hatherley, Jack
Lavender, Josephine Meckseper, Arjuna Neuman, Tamarin Norwood, Jane
Rendell, George Vasey.