In Armenia, Public Art Draws Attention to Social Issues

September 5, 2013

In Armenia, Internews has been supporting a variety of public art projects focused on drawing public attention to social and political issues. Public art can serve as an important way to voice alternative viewpoints and raise public awareness when a country's media is strictly controlled or censored.

The art projects have included street art stories, a series of satirical e-cards and a social art event that raised awareness about poverty, unemployment, education, housing, and other concerns. That event, held in conjunction with World Refugee Day, had a special focus on the plight of refugees in Armenia, many of whom today are Syrians of Armenian descent.

View a slideshow of some of these public art projects (to see captions, click on full screen icon and then Show Info):

Internews’ work in Armenia is supported by USAID.