Debord, Guy. Rapport sur la Construction des Situations et sur Les Conditions de l’Organization et de l’Action dans la Tendance Situationniste Internationale. n.p. [Brussells]: Internationale Situationniste, n.d. [June 1957]. 20p.; 21.5 x 15 cm.; red wrappers with text in black

Printed in Belgium by Marcel Marien in Belgium in 1000 copies, this text was used the chief preparatory element of the founding conference of the ‘Internationale Situationniste’ in July 1957 in Cosio d’Arroscia. It delineates the views of the founders of the IS, more particularly Jorn, Debord, Pinot-Gallizio and Korun. The new movement’s revolutionary aims are clearly expressed: “First, we believe that the world must be changed. We desire the most liberatory possible change of the society and the life in which we find ourselves confined. We know that such change is possible by means of pertinent actions”

The Rapport is one the most critical texts of the Internationale Situationniste. While it was printed in 1000 copies, it was never meant to be sold, and many copies were never distributed. It is thus rather scarce. Copies in the trade fetch over $1,000, while OCLC only finds five copies (MOMA, Yale, Getty, IISG, Amsterdam)

For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Report_on_the_Construction_of_Situations

An English translation can be found at http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/report.htm

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