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.
Western Armenian writer and editor Mari Beylerian perished during the 1915 Armenian Genocide. While there is scarce information about her life, she left behind the legacy of Ardemis, a monthly magazine published in Egypt and devoted to women’s rights.
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?