Scholarly Journal
p_ISSN 2536-5479 e_ISSN 2536-5487
Svetlana K. Perović
University of Montenegro
Faculty of Architecture

Current issue 2018_vol 1_ issue 1

Original article

The spatial - ideological decryption

Every form of social activity rests on an ideological basis, in a way that ideology becomes a form of social and symbolic production of thoughts, values, beliefs and at the end of the production - space. Social power, identity and capital all initiate various manifestations in space, sometimes affirmative, but often pathological, which are difficult to repair. Space, in this context, becomes a representation of different ideologies. Henri Lefebvre argues how space has an extremely ideological and political dimension and how it is an ideological and political product, based on social relations. However, ideological manipulation of space is not a phenomenon of the modern era, it exists as does the space itself or the use of space for political, demagogic or any other ideological purpose. The ideological marking of space or the “spatial ideological encryption’’ becomes a process, having its own phases and determinants, in which the ideological function of space (architectural or urban) is activated as the ultimate and reversible outcome. The influence of different methodological frameworks in the research of the social phenomena of 20th century, have opened up issues of socio-anthropological problematization of space. Right of the city is the adopting of a modern, activist, ideological attitude that are leading the battle with the dominant ideological occupiers of space. This paper examines space and ideology relations, their functions and their ultimate outcomes.

Ideology, Space, Ideological function, Structuralism, The commons

Marija Ćaćić
Original article

Citizen as the user, creator and a dimension of open public space: The case study of Independence Square and Freedom Street in Podgoric

This paper examines the relation between open public spaces and citizens on the example of the historical core of Podgorica, Mirko’s town. The main goal is to identify the mutual influence of citizens and development on public open spaces. The spatial structure in the historical context of the chosen location was analyzed with an emphasis on the impact of public urban space on the quality of interpersonal relations. The hypothesis to be set refers to the direct impact of the urban space on the quality of interpersonal relations. Indirect goal of the paper is to explore possibilities and needs of a citizen in relation to the open public space and to emphasize the development direction of the open public space, which must remain open to constant changes, where each of its users should participate together with the planners. The results of the survey indicate a negative trend of traffic, inadequate architectural treatment of buildings the design of which is subordinate to the needs of fast economic profit, as well as problematic compositional aspects of public spaces that do not contribute to the development of social relations and healthy - active way of life

Public open space, Independence Square, Freedom Street, Social relations, Healthy city, Sustainable city

Maša Čelebić