There are public spaces in the city of Yerevan which are arguably unsuitable for any purpose or unusable because of a number of reasons. From the ecological and health perspective, the Northern Avenue should be paid particular attention to. It is made of concrete, glass and stone, almost devoid of any green areas. A pulmonologist argues that there is “no air to breathe” on the avenue. Till today, at the expense of greenery various new buildings are erected in the city, whose construction is not always justified.
At the same time, the exploitation of natural resources in Armenia, the destruction of nature in support of underground mining industries, particularly, the illegal deforestation of Teghut, reaches alarming numbers.
A Monument to the Martyred Trees project enables us to simultaneously address the above-mentioned two spheres and to create a new edge of communication for discussions.
The dozens of tree logs brought to the Northern Avenue, Yerevan, created the Monument to the Martyred Trees.
The event took place within the framework of the project “Public Talks”