Transformer-Culture on Wheels Platform

TRANSFORMER: CULTURE ON WHEELS project by artist Anna Barseghian and architect Stefan Press   General Description The project Culture on Wheels: Transformer (hereafter referred to as “Transformer”) is a mobile multifunctional cultural complex which consists of a truck with a 2,4 x 6,8 meters shipping container and is able to transform into a stage, a library, a computer lab, a cinema, an exhibition space, etc. The truck will move around the country, will hold events in the public spaces of various towns of Armenia and spread information and awareness about environmental, social,...

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Ապրում ենք Շուշանիկ Կուրղինյանի հետ

In collaboration with Arevik Martirosyan Utopiana.am՝ (www.utopiana.info) invites you to participate in Living with Shushanik Kurghinyan project implemented within the frames of SPACES project. Let’s feminize the pubic space through reading the poems of the first Armenian feminist writer Shushanik Kurghinyan’s and talking about her.

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Art, Mobility and Enlightenment

I have always been interested in recurrences that happen all of a sudden. Unaware of their precedents, they are unaware of being a recurrence. Søren Kierkegaard believed that there is no such a thing as repetition, and Gilles Deleuze thought that repetition is a possibility of difference. What would the history of differences look like? What would be the history of the actions and formations that transcend historical time? This would be a history of anti-histories.

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Baghramyan Soundscapes on the Map – sound art workshop by Katharina Stadler

Utopiana.am cultural-creative organization www.utopiana.am is inviting the emerging artists working in audiovisual media, students and those who simply love to work with sound to participate in Baghramyan Soundscapes on the Map, Katharina Stadler’s sound art workshop organized in the frame of the EU project SPACES* and in cooperation with [NɛST] community center and artist residency of ICA Yerevan.

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“Public Addresses” research project by Karin Grigoryan

The question of public spaces is day by day becoming more acute in the major cities of Armenia. Official maps, plans and projects show another perspective, while in reality the public and green areas of the cities are subject to crude privatization. The research project Public Addresses focuses on the parks of Gyumri which were created in the 80s during the Soviet period and, as a result of the Spitak earthquake, have been turned into townships with tin houses, changing their significance not only out of necessity, but also ideologically. The deep political and economical crisis in Armenia,...

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DISAPPEARING MEMORIES by Hayk Bianjyan

The film “Disappearing Memories” is based on the documentary photographs that depict various stories on the destruction of historic-cultural monuments and the violation of the property rights of citizens in the process of gentrifying Yerevan’s core. Bianjyan’s photographs used in the film are part of his larger, ongoing documentary and archiving project that started in 2003 and includes audio interviews, video, historical photographs, and personal objects and architectural details salvaged from the destructed homes.

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