Title of the article:



Tatiana V. Chaplya

Information about the author/authors

Tatina V. Chaplya — DSc in Culturology, PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Vilyiskaya St. 28, 630126 Novosibirsk, Russia. E-mail: Chap_70@mail.ru


Theory and history of culture




Vol. 53


pp. 71–85


September 10, 2018

Date of publication

September 28, 2019

Index UDK


Index BBK



The paper explores peculiarities of space perception and influence of its parameters on human behavior in different types of spaces, which is expressed through communicative practices of society. As the paper suggests the birth of a person implies its positioning in a certain space that is related to its body location. The space exploration starts at birth and is linked with the issues of orientation in space and self-identification with certain places and ways of reaching them. The paper arrives at conclusion that communicative practices constitute the core of social space, including the exchange of information, a system of actions directed at other people and underlying the structure of social differentiation. The paper provides analysis of the architectural space influence on individual behavior, both at the level of “space-place”, associated with home or workplace, and “space-path”, associated with necessary movements of an individual in the outer space — streets, cities, etc. The study draws upon the delineation of personal and public spaces concluding that communicative practices that emerge in the space of private relationships are regulated more strictly than ones emerging in a public space. As a result, humanity has formed archetypes of behavior connected with a certain type of space: the archetype of a street, a yard, etc. exemplified in the etiquette. The author concludes that communicative practices are directly connected to the forms and types of space in which they occur, which allows for establishing of certain types of behavior that reflect positioning of individuals in the environment. 


space, communication, society, behavior, architecture.


1 Arnkheim R. Dinamika arkhitekturnykh form [The dynamics of architectural forms]. Moscow, Stroiizdat Publ., 1984. 192 p. (In Russian)

2 Arkhitektura i antroposofiia [Architecture and anthroposophy]. Moscow, KMK Publ., 2001. 268 p. (In Russian)

3 Akhundov M. D. Kontseptsii prostranstva i vremeni: Istoki, evoliutsiia, perspektivy [Concepts of space and time: Origins, evolution, prospects]. Moscow, Nauka Publ., 1982. 224 p. (In Russian)

4 Balykina G. A. Edinstvo tsennostnogo i kompetentnostnogo podkhodov v kommunikativnykh praktikakh sovremennogo obrazovaniia [The unity of the axiological and competence-based approaches in the communicative practices of modern education]. Vestnik PAGS, 2008, no 1, pp. 131–137. (In Russian)

5 Bikbov A. Moskva/Parizh: prostranstvennye struktury i telesnye skhemy [Moscow/Paris: spatial structures and bodily schemes]. Logos, 2002, no 3 (34), pp. 1–23. (In Russian)

6 Burd'e P. Sotsiologiia sotsial'nogo prostranstva [The sociology of social space]. Moscow, Institut eksperimental'noi sotsiologii Publ., St. Petersburg, Aleteiia Publ., 2007. 288 p. (In Russian)

7 Vil'kovskii M. Sotsiologiia arkhitektury [Sociology of architecture]. Moscow, Fond “Russkii avangard” Publ., 2010. 592 p. (In Russian)

8 Giddens E. Ustroenie obshchestva: Ocherki teorii strukturatsii [Structure of society: Essays on the theory of structuring]. Moscow, Akademicheskii Proekt Publ., 2003. 528 p. (In Russian)

9 Gold Dzh. Psikhologiia i geografiia: Osnovy povedencheskoi geografii [Psychology and geography: Fundamentals of behavioral geography]. Moscow, Progress Publ., 1990. 304 p. (In Russian)

10 Gorlova G. V. Filosofiia goroda: monografiia [Philosophy of the city: monograph]. Moscow, FORUM: INFRA-M Publ., 2014. 344 p. (In Russian)

11 Deik K. Mesta, gde obitaet dusha: Arkhitektura i sreda kak lechebnoe sredstvo [Where the soul dwells: Architecture and environment as remedy]. Moscow, Lad'ia Publ., 2000. 280 p. (In Russian)

12 Krashennikov A. V. Zhilye kvartaly [Residential area]. Moscow, Vysshaia shkola Publ., 1988. 87 p. (In Russian)

13 Linch K. Obraz goroda [The image of the city]. Moscow, Stroiizdat Publ., 1982. 328 p. (In Russian)

14 Loiko O. T., Dryga S. V., Sobolevskaia V. V. Kantemiry: sovremennost' pamiati [Cantemirs: modernity of memory]. Tsennosti i smysly, 2018, no 1 (53), pp. 65–68. (In Russian)

15 Novikova E. B. Inter'er obshchestvennykh zdanii. Khudozhestvennye problemy [The interior of public buildings. Artistic problems]. Moscow, Stroiizdat Publ., 1991. 368 p. (In Russian)

16 Problemy vospriiatiia prostranstva i prostranstvennykh predstavlenii [Problems of perception of space and spatial representations]. Moscow, Izdatel'stvo APN RSFSR Publ., 1961. 200 p. (In Russian)

17 Puchkov M. V. Gorod i gorozhane: obshchestvennye prostranstva kak moderator povedeniia liudei [City and citizens: public spaces as moderator of human behavior]. Arkhitekton. “Izvestiia vuzov”, 2014, no 45, pp. 34–43. (In Russian)

18 Saimonds Dzh. O. Landshaft i arkhitektura [Landscape and architecture]. Moscow, Izdatel'stvo literatury po stroitel'stvu Publ., 1965. 193 p. (In Russian)

19 Strigankova E. Iu. Kommunikatsiia i sotsializatsiia v formiruiushchimsia informatsionnom obshchestve: sotsial'no-filosofskaia refleksiia protsessov vzaimodeistviia [Communication and socialization in the emerging information society: social and philosophical reflection on interaction processes]. Vestnik PAGS, 2014, no 3 (42), pp. 116–123. (In Russian)

20 Fleri A. Ulitsa kak geograficheskii ob"ekt [Street as a geographical object]. Sotsiologicheskoe obozrenie, 2009, vol. 8, no 3, pp. 30–36. (In Russian)

21 Fuko M. Nadzirat' i nakazyvat'. Rozhdenie tiur'my [Discipline and punish. The birth of the prison]. Moscow, Ad Marginem Publ., 2015. 416 p. (In Russian)

22 Kharlamov A. V. Informatsionnye bar'ery i sotsial'noe otchuzhdenie v sovremennom kommunikativnom prostranstve [Information barriers and social alienation in the modern communicative space]. Sovremennoe kommunikatsionnoe prostranstvo: analiz sostoianiia i tendentsii razvitiia [Modern communication space: analysis of the state and development trends]. Novosibirsk, Izdatel'stvo NGPU Publ., 2012. 228 p. (In Russian)

23 Shilin V. V. Arkhitektura i psikhologiia [Architecture and psychology]. Nizhnii Novgorod, Izdatel'stvo NNGASU Publ., 2011. 66 p. (In Russian)

24 Shteinbakh Kh. E., Elevskii V. I. Psikhologiia zhiznennogo prostranstva [The psychology of living space]. St. Petersburg, Rech' Publ., 2004. 239 p. (In Russian)

25 Shtompka P. Sotsiologiia. Analiz obshchestva [Sociology. Analysis of companies]. Moscow, Logos Publ., 2005. 664 p. (In Russian)

26 Shubenkov M. V. Strukturnye zakonomernosti arkhitekturnogo formoobrazovaniia [Structural regularities of architectural shaping]. Moscow, Arkhitektura-S Publ., 2006. 320 p. (In Russian)

27 Esteticheskie tsennosti predmetno-prostranstvennoi sredy [Aesthetic values of the subject-spatial environment]. Moscow, Stroiizdat Publ., 1990. 335 p. (In Russian)