Wilfried Hou Je Bek

Wilfried Hou Je Bek (NL) is a writer and psycho-geographer.

Wilfried Hou Je Bek

Wilfried Hou Je Bek

Wilfried Hou Je Bek uses algorithms to design psycho-geographic walks through cities and other areas. The geographic and psychological output is visualized with the help of simple software.

Wilfried is a 'culture hacker' who develops generative psychogeography. Inspired by concepts of drift (dérive) from Romanticism and, later, the Situationists around Guy Debord, Wilfried uses algorithmic routes to explore a city in non-intuitive ways. Houkebek organizes dérives, where people walk through a city by taking computer code as a guideline, using the body as a means to perform software.


On April 9, 2010, and in the context of The World in a Shell, he and Petr Kazil led the Urban Adventure: Walk in the Invisible City.

Wilfried Hou Je Bek takes part in the V2_ program Wild Things at July 7, 2011, part of the Blowup series.

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