The Situationist International (SI), an international political and artistic movement which has parallels with Marxism, dadaism, existentialism, anti-consumerism, punk and anarchism. Formed in 1957 the SI movement was active through the 1960s and had aspirations for major social and political transformations. The SI disbanded in 1972.

The journal Internationale Situationniste defined situationist as "having to do with the theory or practical activity of constructing situations." The same journal defined situationism as "a meaningless term improperly derived from the above. There is no such thing as situationism, which would mean a doctrine of interpretation of existing facts. The notion of situationism is obviously devised by antisituationists."

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