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SOCIETY Society is an obstacle which one needs to overcome if they are young. The older generation finds the traditions more important than one’s desires. Our everyday life, which is often incompatible with traditions, is unacceptable for them because it’s changeable, and they see a threat ...

Time and the trauma

Being a war generation ourselves, we have our part of traumas. The traumas of Artsakh (Karabakh) war are always in a corner of our memory and sometimes remind us about themselves. The intention of exploring trauma took us to Serbia - Belgrade, where we were trying to understand if the trauma was overcome after twenty years ․․․

Youngster’s trauma

Youngster's trauma During our full working days in Belgrade there was a moment when it was not possible to digest what we had heard and seen. The heavy stories of people had made us emotional. The fragile, lifeless scenes of the Television building were insisting to stay with us even out of...

City’s trauma

City’s trauma: On the first day Belgrade was mysterious, it was exuding different moods. Among the traffic jams and noises there were standing somewhat incomprehensible, grey buildings. Our walk through the city center with the translator stopped at the historical ruins of the National Tele...

Survivor’s trauma

Survivor’s trauma In 2019 about 270 refugee families from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, who are resident in the territory of Belgrade, received new apartments and resettled in the Zemun district of Kamendin (urban neighborhood of Belgrade). The apartments were built wit...
Our lifestyle, our thoughts, and decisions face us with people, who have things in common with us. Perhaps by this regularity I always find myself in the circle of people, towards whom the reality is not sufficiently flexible, or the contrary. My protagonists are young people, who have left their s...
Living at the border is not everyone’s share. And if it concerns women, they must be stronger, they must ...
  We often deal with phenomena in Armenia, which, though, under legal or moral prohibitions, are widely spread. One of such phenomena is the active circulation of marijuana especially among young people.    “You begin to look at things more easily after smoking marijuana...

Mall City

A city in a city, like a jigsaw puzzle in urban space… Malls are comparatively new phenomena in the daily life of Yerevan. Synthetic urban spaces have started rather quickly absorbing the “real” infrastructure of the city and people, becoming entertainment, leisure and shopping environments, and rec...

Ordinary Absurd

Yerevan has become a city of absurd: a territory of clumsy combinations and contrasts, where one lives, works, and rests, if possible.  The absurd surrounding us has become a part of our everyday life, something ordinary, inseparable, which we do not notice during the day and don’t pay attention....

City on Wheels

Everyone is in need of wheels; there is little space left for walking. Noise is everywhere. Life is not possible without noise any more. There is no space in the yards to walk, cars are everywhere, garages have grown like mushrooms everywhere.     They say in the frames of th...

The Men: Berkaber

The village as if in a plate by the shore of Joghaz reservoir is Berkaber. On the other side of the reservoir lies the Azerbaijani village of Mazam and a military position of the adversary, from which shootings are fired occasionally. In Soviet years for solving the problem of irrigation they built ...