Situationists are members of the Situationist International (SI) (1957–1972), a European avant-garde art movement whose embrace of radical politics gave them a significant role in the student uprisings of the late 1960s. Initially, a breakaway group of the Lettrist International, the SI sought to create “situations,” moments of radical disruption in which the possibilities of a different society more attuned to “real” desires, might be envisaged or temporarily realised. Members of the group included Dutch architect Constant Nieuenhuys, a cofounder of the Amsterdam Provos and the painter Asger Jorn; Italian painter Pinot Gallizio; in the United Kingdom, Donald Nicholson-Smith, the poet Alexander Trocchi and art historian T. J. Clark; and in France, utopian architect Ivan Chtcheglov (Gilles Ivain), Michèle Bernstein, Raoul Vaneigem, and Guy Debord. ...

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