Highlights of 2022 projects and events

For ARI Literature Foundation 2022 has been a year full of new projects and cooperation with such partners as Eurasia Foundation, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and EU Delegation in Armenia. We have also spent some time to work closely with our Board of Trustees to discuss a larger scale long term project proposal which we aim at implementing in the upcoming year. Two of the Board of Trustees will be replaced by new members in 2023.

In 2022 ARI Literature Foundation implemented two successful projects in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung and one of them was Write in Armenia International Writing Camp entitled “A Piece of Peace”. Young writers from Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine were hosted in Dilijan, Armenia for a one week creative writing camp.

In cooperation with Eurasia Partnership Foundation “The Power of Cultural Diplomacy: Literature without Boarders” project was implemented by ARI Literature Foundation which was an online edition of Write in Armenia International Writing Camp with participation of Armenian and Turkish young writers. 

Another important project implemented in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung was Cultural Memory. Soviet Past and Its Reflection in Literature. In the frames of the project three researches were implemented: “Literary Resistance and Intellectual Freedom in 60s and 70s” by Hrach Bayadyan and Mariam Karapetyan; “Urban Memory: Vernacular Yerevan in the Context of Soviet Literature” by Tigran Amiryan and Sona Kalantaryan and “Literature Textbooks as a Tool for Creating Homo-Soveticus: Armenian Literature in Soviet Scools” by Vahram Danielyan and Arthur Mirzoyan.

The researches are published in the ARI Literature Foundation website (only in Armenian language). 

In October on the occasion of the European Day of Languages in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union in Armenia ARI Literature Foundation organized an event entitled The Language of Solidarity. 

In the framework of the Calouste Gulbenkian Translation Series “L’Archéologie du savoir” by Michael Foucault (Zangak publishing house) and “La Condition Postmoderne. Rapport sur le savoir” (Actual Art publishing house) by Jean-François Lyotard have been published. ARI Literature Foundation coordinated some promotional events, publications of extracts from the books and reviews. More books from the series will be published in the first half of 2023.  

ARI Press is also very proud to mention a new publication – Ruben Filyan’s novel The Ambassador of Your Country. The presentation of the book took place at Yerevan Book Fest and Filian readings were announced on the occasion of the authors 70th birthday anniversary. A special reading of the The Ambassador of Your Country will take place in 2023.