[Verso I cinquant’anni dell’ I.S.]. [Cosio d’Arroscia], . Broadside. ill.; 42 x 21 cm. (with frame: 59 x 28 cm.)
On Saturday, July 14, 2007, the Liguarian village of Cosio di Arroscia celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the Situationist International with a daylong program. In 1957, the avant-gade group was created through the fusion of three other collectives: the Lettrist International, the International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus, and the London Psychogeographical Association (whose sole member was Ralph Rumney).
The program reads as follows:
10am: W THE SITUATIONIST INTERNATIONAL
10:15am: Claudio Canal: The Situationist Organ.
10:45am: Conference: “Report on the Construction of Situations”, remembering Cosio d’Arroscia and Piero Simondo
12-Noon: Remembering the birth of Situationism. Exhibition of works by Simondo
3:00pm: “The path” Photographs of Cosio from times past
3:45pm: “The Republic of Artists”
4:15pm: Claudio Canal: The Situationist Organ 2
4:45pm: Conference: The Alps from a hinged border
The photograph is that of the founding members of the SI in Cosio. From left to right: Giuseppe. Pinot-Gallizio, Piero Simondo, Elena Verrone (his wife), Michele Bernstein, Guy Debord, Asger Jorn, and Walter Olmo. Ralph Rumney took the picture.