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We haven't scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there's one you can attend!

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RE: social music project

@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

RE: is a social music project by belived Armenian ethnic folk & jazz musician Miqayel Voskanyan. By performing experimental acoustic music at abandoned public spaces of architectural importance, Miqayel raises public awareness on the importance of preservation and further development of these places.

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Rethinking Public Spaces

@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

From Oval Park to Botanical Gardens, Lilit Midoyan discusses the current state and possible futures of some of the most iconic spaces and buildings in Yerevan. She underlines the importance of co-design, a principle which includes citizens as decision-makers, from the very start of any urban development project.

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Social Architecture

@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

The presentation talks about the concept of social architecture, currently quite popular in South America, and how to design spaces around us for maximum social impact.

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Parametric pavillion in Shengavit

@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

Arek Keshishian will present the most interesting developments around this experimental pavilion during the upcoming Night! 

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NetZero houses: How we can adopt forward thinking building construction

@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

Lusine Ghushchyan will present under the title“NetZero houses: How we can adopt forward-thinking building construction”. 

The growing concerns about rising energy prices, energy independence and the impact of climate change show buildings to be as the primary energy consumer in Armenia. This fact emphasizes the importance of targeting building use as key to decreasing the nation’s energy consumption. Currently, there are a small number of NetZero buildings in the world and Armenia has a huge potential to adopt these strategies to decrease energy use and reduce dependence on fossil fuel.

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Exhibition as a public space

@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

Nairi Khachadourian will speak under presentation title “The exhibition: narrative, space, public”. She will be discussing the role of architecture (both aesthetically and structurally) when curating an exhibition, how the narrative of each exhibition should be highlighted through its architecture and how an exhibition can be regarded as both a space invention and a space intervention.

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2 alternative metro stations

@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

Ideas on metro not just as an important transportation hub, but also as a potential driver for economic change, and an innovative tool for public space transformation.  

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Բալկոն. Երրորդ տարածություն

@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

In summer of 2017, Anush Kocharyan founded "Balcony" project: it is a 1sqm balcony in her flat at one of the residential buildings of Baghramyan street. This balcony is the only one in the neighborhood, which has preserved its very initial architectural look. Every week Anush hosts a guest: artists, directors, politicians, public figures, activists... An interesting case of space shaping the concept of a long-term storytelling project.




About the City's Organizers

  • Marianna Vardanyan

    Marketing and communications professional specializing in providing creative solutions to digital marketing challenges.

  • Marina Mkhitaryan

    Marina Mkhitaryan leads the first social venture incubator in Armenia, Kolba Lab, at UNDP Armenia, mainstreaming human-centered design and policy innovations in development work. Prior to this, for more than 8 years she has managed a portfolio of programs at Eurasia Partnership Foundation. Marina brings a background of 20+ years managing non-profits and media projects.