feature Where “bad Europe” met “bad Asia:” Alexander Tamanian brought the Mountain home As high-rise buildings continue to pop up across different parts of Yerevan—often than not replacing structures deemed to be of historical and architectural significance, we cannot help but wonder to what extent Tamanian’s master plan of the city, which was only partly implemented, is different from today’s metropolis.
feature A sanctuary of ancient knowledge, the Matenadaran thrives in the digital age Priceless manuscripts have survived a long and precarious journey to bear witness to Armenia’s rich cultural legacy. Now digitalization and new exhibition halls at the Matenadaran ensure that the “birth certificates” of our nation defy time and space.
interview From New York to Malawi and everywhere between: Meet global architect and urban designer Garine Boghossian From Beirut to Boston to New York (and Beijing, Bogota, Moscow, Berlin, Katowice, and Ulaanbaatar in between!), Brooklyn-based architect and an urban designer Garine Boghossian is constantly on the lookout for new opportunities and ways to be involved in her community(ies). Read her recent interview with h-pem below and find out what drives her, wherever she may be...
liveStream Komitas Medley - The Yerevan State Chamber Choir A medley of Komitas songs performed by the Yerevan State Chamber Choir at the Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex of Yerevan on July 27, 2019. (Live recording/stream) Performers: Yerevan State Chamber Choir Chief Conductor: Harutyun Topikyan (Founder; Artistic Director)
interview Garabala: ‘Our interaction with other cultures shouldn’t be seen as a threat to our identity’ Garabala has increasingly become part and parcel of musical life in Beirut—a cherished phenomenon that brings the thrill of experimental concerts to the party spirit of modern-day kefs. After a captivating performance at this year’s installment of Innovate Armenia in LA, we met some of the band members before they hit the stage for a hometown concert.