Contemporary Geopoetics in the Context of the Formation of a New Geospatial Discourse

Vladimir Gennadyevich Bogomyakov

Tyumen State University, Russia

 Volume 8, Number 4, 2016 I Full Text PDF

DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v8n4.12

Received August 28, 2016; Revised November 30, 2016; Accepted December  05, 2016; Published January 14, 2017


Currently, the geospatial discourse is rapidly changing. This is caused by the search for identity, people’s attempts to understand themselves and the space where they live in a new global and universal context. Geopoetics as a semantic field between poetry, philosophy and science, a method of space poetization, an attempt to create a particular language associated with the admiration of landscape, takes a special place among the areas of non-traditional geography, appearing in the conditions of a “spatial turn” in social sciences and humanities. The article considers some geopoetical projects in which the author participated, and concludes that they represent an important trend in the formation of a new geospatial discourse. All of them are not based on meta-narratives, imply the admiration of landscape and empathy for it; they often gravitate toward the performance, happening and street-art.

 Keywords: geospatial discourse, geopolitics, geopoetics, landscape.

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