Cultural Landscape Discourse: The Cross-European Approach




cultural landscape, scientific discourse, anthropological factor, interdisciplinarity, synthesis, integrity, flow of culture


Various approaches are purposed for the discourse about the cultural landscape. This issue is revealed in the origin of the European tradition where the fundamental criteria are provided for recognizing the cultural landscape within its form and content. In a broad sense, the term ‘cultural landscape’ is the palimpsest of the Earth as a derivational landscape created by the anthropological factor. In this case, a culture is a tool, and the landscape is a platform where, due to ethnical groups, nations, and humans, a unique cultural landscape is created.
Throughout the evolution review, the focus in the terminology of scientific context is revealed in its specification where the interpretive methodology is involved. It is to indicate the terminology of the cultural landscape, where the synthetic characteristics were discovered. This implies the accurate holistic perception of form in the time continuum. In the analysis of this definition, which provides for an interdisciplinary approach, a comprehensive study has been conducted. Its place is in the academic field of relevant scientific discussion. The use of this term implies a possibility of a holistic approach in the study of certain phenomena, revealing the links between their components. It is emphasized that the cultural landscape achieves the results of the correction of native and historical landscapes and indicates people’s ethical welfare. Its interpretation meets the requirements of civilization about the conscious activity of the citizen and society in the progress of institutions of memory, the interaction of modern aesthetics with the forms of the past, and the formulation of development strategies for the future. Aspiration for this work is to introduce this definition in the Ukrainian scientific discourse.


Manuscript received 25.08.2020

Author Biographies

Tetiana Gumeniuk, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts

Dr. habil. (Philosophy), Professor; Merited Worker of Education of Ukraine, Vice-Principal for Scientific and Methodological Work of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Main research fields: aesthetics, philosophy of culture and art, postmodernism as a transcultural phenomenon, problems of post-postmodern, metamodern and trans-modern in the culture of the early third millennium.

Olena Som-Serdiukova, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts

PhD (Art History), Associate Professor; doctoral student of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Main research fields: art history, iconology, contemporary art, cultural landscape (Norway).


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