Cultural Subversions: the Case of the Situationist International

The Situationist International (SI) was a revolutionary postwar group, founded in 1957 by French Marxist philosopher and filmmaker Guy Debord and Danish artist Asger Jorn. Operating primarily in Paris, the SI was a truly international organization within the scope of Europe and North Africa, which developed a critique of late capitalist society through an amalgam of Marxist theory and surrealism. This included strong antagonistic tendencies directed not only at capitalist cornerstones, such as mass production and the unification of labor, but…