Lydia Swartz

About Flanerie

Other Voices: The Flaneur
"Interpersonal relationships in big cities are distinguished by a marked preponderance of the activity of the eye over the activity of the ear. The main reason for this is the public means of transportation. Before the development of buses, railroads and trams in the nineteenth century, people had never been in a position of having to look at one another for long minutes or even hours without speaking to one another." Simmel, quoted on this page

Craft and the City: Writer as Flâneur by Kristen Iskandrian
"Solvitur ambulando—it is solved by walking."

The Flâneur by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
The poem, which quotes Terence: Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto, or I am a man, I consider nothing that is human alien to me.

"The unique relationship between the flâneur and the urban environment was invariably characterized by the metaphor of the city as text and the flâneur as reader."

How to be a flaneur (Wikihow)
"Step 1: Read Charles Baudelaire."

The Flaneur Society
Pimps & includes, the book Guide to Getting Lost: "Step 5: When you pass a man wearing glasses turn immediately around and take your next left."

How to become a visual flaneur
Also pimps the book Guide to Getting Lost, but to get it for free you have to register on this site.

The Information Flaneur (PDF)
"The information flaneur represents curious, creative, and critical information seeking. The resulting information-seeking model conceptualizes the interrelated nature between information activities and experiences as a continuum between horizontal exploration and vertical immersion."

But: The Death of the Cyberflaneur
"Cyberflâneurs are few and far between, while the very practice of cyberflânerie seems at odds with the world of social media. What went wrong? And should we worry?"