Our expert in issues of forming identity and mentality on local visual codes, professional designer and artist Michal Aniempadystau prepared a special report for our meeting in Brussels and further at a Belarusian discussion. We found it so deep and touching, that soon it became a distinct material. Here we suggest the whole text to your attention.
I was born and grew up when a city’s historical or cultural heritage used to live its own life separated from the city residents. The heritage facilities did exist physically, some of them even protected by virtue of their legacy status; yet, they were devoid of any substance and there was little we knew about them, if anything at all.
Individual buildings or their groups and ensembles, streets, squares, roundabouts or parks used to constitute part of a physical urban space which was deprived of history or stories, or any associative relations inside. It was just a space, flat and monotonous, like a newly built asphalt road pavement: distances between random points on an imaginary map.
“Boghosyan Gardens” Non-Profit-Making Organization Location: Vanadzor, Lori Province Implementation period: April – September 2016 Coordinator: Sevada Petrosyan Project Context and Objectives The chimneys belonging to a chemical fibre factory and a thermal power plant in Vanadzor, which is Armenia’s
“Tumanyan Inter-Community Union” Civil Society Organisation Location: Tumanyan District of Lori Province Implementation period: April – November 2016 Coordinator: Melania Pepanyan Context: Issue Addressed by the Project The Caucasian cuisine is known far beyond our mountainous region due
«Third Nature» Civil Society Organisation Location: Gyumri, Shirak Province Implementation period: April 2016 – April 2017 Coordinator: Rafael Mkhitaryan Project Background Gyumri’s “Kumayri” historic and architectural compound is a large urban planning compound, which occupies an area
“Yerkink” Social-Legal Support Center Non Governmental Organization (Sky NGO) Location: Gyumri, Armenia Implementation period: May 2016 – May 2017 Project coordinator: Knarik Khachatryan Context, Problem and Objective Shirak Province’s historic and cultural heritage monuments are mainly concentrated in its
“Rafael” Civil Society Organisation Location: Lori region, Armenia Implementation period: June – August 2016 Coordinator: Hrach Marukyan Context, Problem and Objective The project was intended to contribute to the establishment of Lori region as a more recognisable and accessible
Non-governmental Association “Genezis”, in collaboration with Mereni Mayor’s Office, lawyer Alexandru Postica and SRL Delia Star Location: Mereni, Republic of Moldova Implementation period: May 2016 – May 2017 Coordinator: Natalia Procopii-Scobioala Context. Problems Solved by the Project The project
Community Foundation Sustainable Development of Cahul Location: Cahul Region Implementation period: May 2016 – April 2017 Coordinator: Nicolae Nebunu Context. Problem. Purposes The Trajan’s Wall is a system of fortifications built during the epoch of Ancient Rome in Moldova,
The international center of human development (ICHD) (Armenia) “PRO-RESPIRO” Public Association (Moldova) Locations: Provinces of Shirak and Lori (Armenia), Chisinau (Moldova) Implementation period: August – November 2016 Project coordinators: Ani Mnatsakanyan, Diana Savciuc Background This project has united the values
“Honor, dignity and the native land” (ODIP) Public Association Location: village Văsieni, Ialoveni District, Moldova Implementation period: April 2016 – March 2017 Project coordinator: Corina Bezer Context, Problem, Purpose Moldova, as well as many other countries of our region,