Climbing the Mountain is a series of travelling programs with a pair of celebrities – Armenian and Turk – each of whom talks about their “personal journeys” dealing with historical and political tensions arising from the Armenian Genocide, its recognition and denial, and their own views on the way forward. These programs are held in various public spaces (schools, universities, radio stations, theaters, museums) in Turkey and Armenia, as well as in various European capitals.
The overall objective is to promote systematic, sustained, public discussion to transform the existing environment of misinformation and misunderstanding about the past and present – both among Turks and Armenians, and within the international community.
Talk show with Aron Aji, Director of MFA in Literary Translation Program at the University of Iowa (USA) and the president of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA). The talk is about literary translation, creativity of translation and its peculiarities, as well as Armenia-Turkey joint literary translation initiatives.