MASHTOTS-KOMITAS PRESENTATION OF A CONCERT SERIES

AGBU Armenia organizes another beautiful musical evening, which will also launch a new concert series in Armenia.

Vahan Artsruni
MASHTOTS-KOMITAS
presentation of a concert series

"MASHTOTS: SACRED PEARLS"
St. Mesrop Mashtots's 5th century sharakans, arranged by V. Artsruni

"KOMITAS: TEN REVELATIONS"
songs based on poems by Komitas
Music by Vahan Artsruni

Monday, July 3, 19:30
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan Str.)

DESIGN, STYLE, CIVILIZATION, MODERN DESIGN CHALLENGES IN ARMENIA

DESIGN, STYLE, CIVILIZATION
MODERN DESIGN CHALLENGES IN ARMENIA

Discussion with Misak Khostikyan (Architect, Philosopher, Professor of Art History at YSU), Edik Boghosyan (Graphic Designer), Ari Hadjian (Architect), Stepan Azaryan (Designer, Creative Director at “Backbone Branding”), and Nora Galfayan (Graphic Designer).

Moderator: Vigen Galstyan (Art Historian, Curator)

This panel discussion aims to address the issues of current design practices in Armenia, highlight the conceptual, aesthetic and economical challenges faced by both the private and public sectors. In particular, the discussion will focus on the social and political significance of design and the important role it plays in developing civic relations and perceptions of collective identity. In other words, could design tell us who we are and where we are going?

July 1, 19:00
UP Design Pavilion
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik Adamyan street)

“DESERT’S SORROWFUL MELODY: BEDOUIN ARMENIANS IN NOURHAN BALIAN’S PHOTOGRAPHS” BOOK PRESENTATION

A compilation of photos called “Desert’s Sorrowful Melody: Bedouin Armenians in Nourhan Balian’s Photographs”, has recently been published by AGBU Syria District Committee and AGBU Fund (Armenia). The book was supposed to be published in Aleppo on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, but for known reasons it was published in Yerevan. Hrazdan Tokmajian collected famous Aleppo-Armenian photographer Nourhan Balian’s photographs of Islamized Armenians after the Armenian Genocide, who found shelter with the Bedouins. The book contains a lot of photos depicting their everyday life, as well as the desert of Der-Zor with its surrounding. You are cordially invited to participate in the “Desert’s Sorrowful Melody: Bedouin Armenians in Nourhan Balian’s Photographs” book presentation.

Monday, June 26, 17:00
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan str.)
Free entrance.

“BRIDGE FOR CSOs” PROGRAMME KICK-OFF EVENT

AGBU Armenia cordially invites you to the official launch of its “BRIDGE for CSOs” programme implemented in partnership with Eurasia Partnership Foundation and financed by the European Union. This three-year programme aims to strengthen the capacity of Armenian civil society organisations (CSOs) to better respond to citizens' needs. A unique component of the programme is engagement of Diaspora talent and expertise. The programme targets CSOs registered and operating in Armenia, Armenian universities offering professional development courses to CSOs, young professionals from the diaspora interested in contributing with their knowledge and expertise for the development of Armenia.

Monday, June 26, from 11:00 – 13:00
AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan str.)
Free entrance.

FROM DOMIKS TO RESILIENT SOLUTIONS

FROM DOMIKS TO RESILIENT SOLUTIONS

The Tuff Armenia team from the University of Virginia, AGBU Armenia Bridge4CSOs Programme and Gyumri Project Hope are organizing a presentation and photo exhibition on the southern “domiks” district in Gyumri. The objective of Tuff Armenia is to develop low cost, energy efficient and earthquake resilient housing solutions for people living in temporary houses - “domiks” - in Gyumri. Over the last several weeks, the team has been interviewing community members of this temporary housing district, many of whom are survivors of the 1988 earthquake. We are honored to share their stories with you as we work on sustainable solutions.

Thursday, June 22, 17:00

AGBU Armenia (2/2 Melik-Adamyan str.).
Free entrance.

 
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