Śląskie Studia Polonistyczne, Nr 1 (2018), s. 21-38
Park as an intentionally formed phenomenon is an example of imposing
on reality both anthropocentric patterns and those typical of a specific cultural context.
Interpreted against the backdrop of space, nature, landscape, it unravels its power as
a human gesture, sign and measure of human nature – expresses a man’s attitude to
the world. Founded on the topographical experience, a park gains the status of a place
and initiates the processes of taming and naturalization. Everyday being with a park
leads to living, which then endows a park with an order of life and identity.
To be, to
naturalize, to live
– these are the practices of existence in the world, deconstructed by
the processes of globalisation, including digitalization. While analysing digital realizations
of a park and a park extended over the spaces emitted by the screens and monitors
of digital devices in terms of the functions it performs in a modern and postmodern city,
this paper asks about contemporary forms of settlement, embodied by virtual and real