This Year’s Theme: “Psychogeography is…”

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September 2019

This year’s 4th World Congress of Psychogeography theme is an acknowledgement that psychogeography can no longer (if it ever could) be confined within narrow boundaries of definition. Who does psychogeography, where, for what motivation or intention, and with what medium of expression, is now wide open. How you choose to define Psychogeography is your choice - the Selection Panel will be swayed by the persuasiveness with which you present your case, using the selection criteria below.

This year’s Congress will adopt a different hub each day:

Friday – Heritage Quay, the University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield
Saturday – in and around Empire House, Dewsbury town centre
Sunday – the Pennine village of Marsden
Proposals for Friday 6 September should be prepared with the intention of being staged within or nearby Heritage Quay in central Huddersfield. They could be in the form of a lecture, audio-visual presentation, interview/conversation, panel discussion or an outdoor walk or exposition, between 11.00 and 6.00.

Proposals for Saturday 7 September should be prepared with the intention of being staged outdoors around the town centre of Dewsbury or inside Empire House (a large flexible space on the fifth storey of a modernist block), between 12.00 and 5.00.

Proposals for Sunday 8 September between 12.00 and 5.00 should be prepared with the intention of being staged indoors or outdoors in and around the village of Marsden.

Selection Criteria
• Will your session enhance the public’s understanding, appreciation or enjoyment of Psychogeography?
• Does it make innovative use of the proposed location? (If relevant)
• Can it be practically implemented within the parameters of the Congress?
• Does it help to build a well-balanced, exciting and interesting programme?

You can submit multiple events; if these are clearly linked, you may use one form to submit details of them all. If your proposed sessions/activities are not linked, please complete a separate submission for each one.

There is no fee for participation in or attendance at the Congress. However we are sorry that we are unable to offer financial compensation by way of fees or costs.

We are not able to provide accommodation for delegates but there will be a link on the website to local hotels, BnBs and other accommodation.

There is a very limited availability of accommodation free of charge for presenters who can demonstrate the need.

Submission and decision
Please use this form and provide all the information requested. Please note that you cannot save a draft version of your submission, so we suggest you prepare your answers in advance. 

You must complete and submit by 28th May 2019. 

One of the organisers may contact you in early June for a chat. We aim to make decisions and finalise the programme by early July.

For any other questions do contact one of these members of the 4wcop organising committee: email, or

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* 1. Your contact details

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* 2. Title and brief description of your proposed session/activity.  (This should be 2-3 sentences which we could use in the programme. NB: 300 character limit)

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* 3. Further information about your proposed session/activity.

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* 4. What type of session is this?

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* 5. How long do you need?

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* 6. What audience are you intending to reach?

Tell us if your piece is directed at any specific groups or is for a general audience. Provide other information we may need to know. For example, it would also be useful for delegates to know what type of walking activity or level of walking ability would be required. In the case of walks in particular tell us if you would prefer a maximum numbers limit. In this case would you like us to set up a first-come-first-served booking facility? (Please also select ‘ticketing’ in Q6). Alternatively would you be prepared to split a large crowd into smaller groups?

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* 7. What equipment do you need? (Please select all that apply and provide additional information if needed. Note that the 4WCoP has limited funds so we cannot guarantee being able to provide what you need but we will do our best).

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* 8. Which days could you make?
(Please select as many as possible. NB: if you can make multiple days, then your session has more chance of being included).

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* 9. We are keen to ensure that this year’s programme includes sessions which enhance the public’s understanding, appreciation or enjoyment of psychogeography, make innovative use of the proposed location, are participative, creative, off-beat and that challenge and/or expand ideas about psychogeography. Please tell us if yours is any of these, and use the 'Further information’ box below to describe how. We may also contact you for a chat about this.
**You should also use this box to tell us anything else you think we need to know.** (NB: 1000 character limit).

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* 10. And finally...