Title The Situationist times. Location Hengelo; Paris Publisher Jacqueline de Jong Periodicity Irregular ISSN N/A URL Situationist times Worldcat Published. The Situationist Times was a magazine edited and published by the Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong (b. ) during the years – In her early twenties. Key contributors to The Situationist Times included Guy Debord, Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Gruppe SPUR and members from both of the Situationists'.


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By the time the first issue appeared inhowever, de Jong had been excluded from the Situationist International and transformed the magazine project beyond all recognition. In its multilingual, trans-disciplinary and situationist times exuberance, The Situationist Times challenged not only the notion of what it means to be a situationist, but also traditional understandings of culture in the broader sense and of how culture is created, formatted and shared.

For me personally, it came up when I was a member of a local chapter of Amnesty International. I was elected as head of the chapter and tried to take the group in a more activist direction, organizing a protest, for example, on Michigan Avenue in Chicago again torture.

This was soon after the first CIA black sites were outed in progressive news outlets, but long before they were covered in the mainstream media.

However, other members were very cozy situationist times every week in our meeting space a church basement and writing letters to government officials usually in foreign countries like Syria and demanding the freedom of political prisoners.

Nothing wrong with that, but I felt the effect was much weaker than direct action and doing both was really what was called for. There was a bit of sabotage that went on and several clashes that led to me eventually resigning and quitting the group six months after having been asked and elected to run it.


On another occasion, when I was not involved as a leader, I saw a group fall apart over the course of situationist times years due to lack of focus and competing agendas. Situationist times was a founding member of a group called The Alliance for Democracy, whose stated purpose was to end the corporation as a legal and political entity.

Not reform it, but destroy it. In some ways, we were an early pre-cursor to Occupy. I agreed with them in spirit but not in practice.

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You can only work with what you have and at that time, a meeting of 75 activists from across the country, there were only a handful who weren't Caucasion.

Corporations are happy to let us squabble among ourselves and not take action. But regardless, despite the fact that their suggestion was ignored and situationist times group grew to several hundred members the following year, by the third year it began to dwindle.

Local Chicago meetings fell from a high of around 40 to around five. The primary reason was situationist times no one could figure out what to focus on to chip away at the situationist times beast. Was it corporate control over our food? Was it the military-industrial complex?

These are Situationist Times: A Symposium on Topology, Culture and Politics

These experiments come across as particularly pertinent today when, according to some commentators, we are witnessing a "topological turn" in society. A peculiar notion of constancy through change and deformation is key here.

If topology traditionally is concerned with those properties of space that are preserved under continuous deformation such as stretching and bending, but not tearing or gluingThe Situationist Times may be said to have adopted a quasi-topological ethos with regard to the transformative dissemination of cultural forms: The symposium takes a dual point of departure: Can we trace genealogies of contemporary network culture back to the situationists?

Or take the ST as a point of departure for outlining a political topology of contemporary art? How do the topologies of the ST relate to the ubiquitous data structures of situationist times contemporary digital reality?