Arpine Haroyan currently studies English and Communication at the American University of Armenia. She studied musicology at Komitas State Conservatory, has an Associate's Degree in Culture and Tour Management and worked as the foreign affair’s manager for the Little Singers of Armenia. Arpine also contributed to various cultural events and projects as organizer and content manager.
Thirty years ago, a devastating earthquake ripped through northern Armenia, killing over 25 thousand people, destroying buildings, decimating entire villages and in its ominous wake, leaving a people traumatized. Today, 30 years on, Gyumri, one of the hardest hit cities, is rising.
A tucked away city within a city, the district of Kond in Yerevan has a rich history and a promising future only if authorities undertake a large-scale restoration. What are the stories of Kond and what does the future hold for one of the oldest quarters in the country’s capital?
Arpine Haroyan looks back at how an avant-garde art movement called Futurism impacted the work of a number of young Armenian intellectuals in Constantinople, Tbilisi and Yerevan at the turn of the 20th century.