How the conceptual figure of historic centre of Tbilisi can be understood? What is its input in the current political, economic and social reality of the capital? What is its symbolic and cultural meaning? Has it always occupied the same place in above mentioned spheres of life as today? These questions are rarely asked as the supposedly self evident, ready-made answers provided by the dominant ideology are so widely accepted that they remain largely unchallenged. However strange it might seem, putting these truisms under the question can serve as one of the threads leading to disclosing the outlines of the conceptual framework necessary for the fundamental re-evaluation of the current set of socio-spatial views, values and practices - in other words the spatial paradigm - closely tied to the economic and political system in which we currently find ourselves.
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