“Zineadadar” is a series of illustrative zines and podcasts, through which CSN Lab creates a platform for women of diverse perspectives and identities to present their story of the war. The zines comprise in-depth interviews and oral stories, which encompass women’s very personal and emotional experiences. These women come from various parts of the world, and this inclusivity draws a general picture of war and human experience of it, bringing out the interconnectedness of conflicts and their consequences.

Thematic expert opinions come to complete oral stories in each zine, by addressing the existing problems and raised issues, from an interdisciplinary angle.

Each zine of the “Zineadadar project is accompanied by illustrative posters, created by visual artists specifically for this initiative, with the aim to express emotional perception and depiction of the matter at hand.

ZINEadadar #2, Diaries. CSN Lab, Yerevan, 2023

The second, “Diaries” zine of the “Zineadadar” project touches upon women’s experience of overcoming, surviving and documenting war through journaling. The zine will tell you about women’s deeply personal, emotive and mindful writing, which, alas, rests in the shadow of the monumental narrative and historical discourse.

Armine Shahbazyan - Diaries


ZINEadadar #1, Zhengyalov hats. CSN Lab, Yerevan, 2023

The first zine of the “Zineadadar'' project, called “Bread with Zhengyal”, is dedicated to the women, who gathered around the saj and made bread with zhengyal during the Armenian-Azerbaijani 44-day war. Lida Mkrtchyan and Elsa Stepanyan, who were displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh during the war, talk about this initiative and its significance. They touch upon the change of their social roles in the post-war period- from teaching to making bread with zhengyal- which apart from covering daily needs,