2014 | 1(1) |
Article title

Stan estetyczny przestrzeni a kultura korzystaniaz miasta

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The aesthetic condition of space and the culture of using the city
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Artykuł jest analizą zagadnień estetyzacji przestrzeni w kontekście kulturowym. Istnieje potrzeba analizy, czy przynajmniej szkicu przybliżającego kulturowe uwarunkowania kształtowania przestrzeni, które doprowadziły do obecnej sytuacji w polskich miastach. Szkic ten może być jednym z głosów w obecnie prowadzonej dyskusji na temat tak zwanej estetyzacji przestrzeni oraz podejmowanych przez zainteresowanych decyzji.
In the author’s opinion, the introduction of the new concept of aesthetisation, aside spatial order, leads to unnecessary confusion. There are no separate spatial order and aesthetic issues. These issues are already denoted in the definition of spatial order. It is not only a lexical matter. This mechanism is a proof of insensitivity to the effects of the disastrous state of the spatial order, namely new smaller scale phenomena, such as: littering the landscape with commercials, incoherent colours of buildings or unusable urban furniture. The basic problem, which unfortunately is impossible to be solved by short-term actions, is the nonexistence of the city culture in Poland. The spatial expression of this culture in a European city is the continuous street frontage, of which there is very little in our cities nowadays. The space of Polish cities is discontinuous, underinvested, filled with huge amounts of non-places, not suitable for any use and just empty. In recent decades, the vacuum in our cities was filled with the entrepreneurial energy of Poles, who simply want to benefit from its existence. Their level of aesthetic education will not change that fact, while the artificial blocking of this phenomenon does not remove the causes - namely the disappearance of an active use of public space in the city. Countering the commonly present in Polish cities suburbanization and focusing investment efforts on creating dense urban perimeter blocks inside the city should be the most important postulate concerning issues of aesthetisation.
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  • dr inż. arch.) adiunkt w Katedrze Architektury Mieszkaniowej na Wydziale Architektury Politechniki Gdańskiej.
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Publication order reference
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