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Transformations of Moscow Parks Into Modern Public Spaces: Discussion in the Media (Using the Example of Gorky Park)

Student: Kseniya Tokareva

Supervisor: Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk

Faculty: Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design

Educational Programme: Media Communications (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2019

The purpose of this study is to determine the role and characteristics of Gorky Park in the process of forming park zones as a new type of modern public space. The work is divided into several parts, each of which is a stage towards the achievement of the main goal: the first stage is the definition of the concept of public space and its connection with the “networked” city, the second section of the study is devoted to analyzing ways of planning modern parks in terms of urban design and landscape design. Special attention is paid to the concept of creation and the role of Gorky Park from the point of view of the formation of society in the Soviet era: its design and coverage in newspapers and magazines. Finally, the practical part, consisting of expert interviews and analysis of media texts, reveals the details of planning public spaces and its coverage within the framework of Russian reality. The results of this work are, firstly, the structuring of the park's components as a modern public space from the standpoint of its design and media coverage. Secondly, the device of Gorky Park as a new type of green zone in the city was analyzed, which made it possible to determine its significance in modern times.

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