Abstract. The notion of movability for metrizable
compacta was introduced by K.Borsuk. In this paper we define the
notion of a movable category and prove that the movability of a
topological space X coincides with the movability of a suitable
category, which is generated by the topological space X
(i.e., the category
2000 Mathematics Subject Classification. 55P55, 54C56.
Key words and phrases. Shape theory, movability, category.