What endures in these writngs is not the minutiae of the urban critique … but the totality of the Situationist project, its insistence on the unity of art, technology, urbanism and political practice. This unity provides the most relevant essays here.
This article appears in the last issue of Frieze Magazine, no 130. The full review is available for subscribers only here.
Tom McDonough is Associate Professor of Modern Architecture and Urbanism in the Art History Department at Binghamton University, and an editor of Grey Room. He is the editor of Guy Debord and the Situationist International and the author of The Beautiful Language of My Century.