Yulian Tyutyunnik

Machines, structures, transport communications are technogenic components of the landscape, form the technogenic cover. The technogenic cover that has ceased to function is destroyed and turns into ruins. With the concentration of ruins in a limited area (former settlements, industrial sites, roads, etc.), post-technogenic, ruin landscapes are formed. The reasons for their formation are varied – natural disasters and environmental disasters, economic depressions and demographic crises, wars and epidemics, etc. The attitude towards ruins and ruin landscapes in culture is ambivalent – both negative and positive (German: Ruinenlust). The basic attitudes and principles of man’s attitude to ruins and ruin landscapes were established in the Renaissance. In the period from Baroque to Art Nouveau, they were supplemented and transformed. In our time, in the context of trans- and post-humanism, the ruins and the ruin landscape have acquired new qualities. In particular, the ruin landscape can be considered as a specific environment of life, formed by the negative processes of the evolution of the geographical shell.

technogenic cover, post-technogenic landscape, ruin, ruin landscape, Ruinenlust, post-humanism

Problems of Geography, 2022, Vol.3-4, DOI: 10.35101/prg-2022.3-4.4

Author information:
Author: Yulian Tyutyunnik
Affiliation: M. M. Hryshko National Botanical Garden, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

How to cite:
Tyutyunnik, Y. (2022). Руины и ландшафт. Problems of Geography, 2022, Vol.3-4, p. 45-64.