Visual Constructing of Local Spaces as a Participationin Culture
The article presents a conceptual basis of the research project: “Visual organization of the space of the town: continuity, interpretation, historic and cultural dimensions”. S. Avanesov, who is the author of this project, starts from rethinking the metaphysic idea of human existence. It is needed for taking into account 1. existential status of the visual and 2. the task of the project: describing forms of visual activity and organization of the space of the city. Variability of such space is showed using the example of a Siberian town Tomsk and provides a typological proposal. The authors stress that visual activity in creating and transforming space can be treated as inhabitants’ participation in culture. Photographing city is a good case to demonstrate how the way of perception and visual construction of urban landscape meet and interfere.