The project “Negotiation of Differences in the Shared Urban Space” aimed at the collaborative publication of essay collection that encompasses various insights on the Armenians’ and Turks’ experiences of sharing common urban space, negotiating differences, endeavoring to attain or seize space for representation of belonging, identity, history, power, etc.
A city is a space where numerous national, family and personal stories, memories, visions meet. Istanbul, Kars, Ani, Diyarbakir among others, are cities in Turkey where Armenians, Turks, and other ethnic groups lived/live side by side. The cities have different meanings for each of them. Different perspectives of the places, diverse sights to the cities, a strive for a right to the places have continuously nurtured negotiation of differences and the endeavors for gaining a space for own culture, voice, memory, story, and representation.
The essays involved in the book discuss the negotiation of the differences in the shared urban spaces from the perspectives of architecture, urban planning, literature, musicology and travel experiences.
The language of the presentation will be English.
You can find more information about the project at https://sharedurbanspacesite.wordpress.com/about/.
The Armenian-language translation of Birgul Oguz’s novel “HAH” from Turkish into Eastern Armenian was published by Antares publishing house, and it is currently available in book stores in Armenia. On December 16-18, 2017, HCA-Armenia hosted Birgul Oguz and the engaged literary translators in Yerevan for a series of promotional events.