Drifting through the lanes of Bengaluru

But a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time.

— Patrick Geddes

A dérive, as defined by Guy Debord, is an unplanned journey through an urban environment in which the participants set aside their everyday behaviors and let themselves be freely drawn to various attractions and encounters they find on their way. A practice originating from the Situationist movement, dérives are intended to study how a place affects the emotions and behaviors of an individual (also known as psychogeography).

In the spirit of dérive, I walked through various popular landmarks in Bengaluru and captured the moods and emotions of the place while letting go of any preconceived notions. This project attempts to capture my encounter with people and places, what I saw and what I felt.