Tigran Amiryan is the founder and president of CSN lab (Cultural and Social Narratives Laboratory NGO). He holds a doctorate in Contemporary World Literature, and is a semiologist, literary critic, curator, and contemporary culture researcher. Dr Amiryan has authored numerous articles and books on postmodern genres of literature, sociology of literature, cultural, and urban memory. His main interests are in the narrativization of both individual and collective memory in contemporary culture, artistic representation, as well as history of the self, biographies, urban space, and the environment. As a researcher and curator, Dr. Amiryan works on topics such as conspiracy discourse and collective memory, vernacular architecture and the lives of ordinary people, photography and memory, and migration and memory. He also curates projects related to cultural rights and decolonisation.
Irina is a specialized accountant and financial manager with many years of professional experience. She majored in the Management of Automatic Systems in 1997. As a Financial Manager, she has been working with dozens of Armenian and international CSOs mostly in the field of human rights and civil society development.
Harut Tumaghyan is an architect and illustrator who has worked for many years on developing concepts for children’s books. Since 2002, he has designed and developed children’s interactive games and has collaborated with a number of international companies in creating children’s game content. As an illustrator, Tumaghyan has collaborated with Armenian, Czech, German, Ukrainian and Russian publications. He has also developed the concept and visual language for programs for many Armenian and international organizations.
Mariam Yeghiazaryan is a researcher, documentary filmmaker, and journalist. In the "Cultural and Social Narratives Laboratory" she assists the implementation of projects on cultural rights, environment, and gender studies. Mariam received her bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Journalism of Yerevan State University (YSU), and her master's degree from the Caucasian School of Multimedia Journalism and Media Management at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).
Arsen Abrahamyan joined the CSN Lab in April 2022, as a researcher of projects related to architectural heritage and urban environment. Arsen is an architect who, along with his architectural design activities, also carries out his professional research. His range of interests includes the transformations of urban landscape and their causes, the relationship between city environment and public structures, as well as the social, cultural and anthropological memory of architecture and urban space. Arsen received his bachelor's degree from the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, his master's degree from the NUACA and Polytechnico di Milano, and he is currently working on his PhD thesis, which addresses the layering of Yerevan’s urban landscape and its issues.
Shushanna Tevanyan joined CSN Lab in November, 2022 as project manager in the direction of women's empowerment in fragile contexts. Shushanna is a monitoring and evaluation specialist, currently collaborating with both civil society and the government in Armenia. She works primarily in the sphere of social protection and is committed to the principles of evidence-based policy-making, equity, inclusion, transparency and meaningful participation. Shushanna received her MA in Peace Studies from University of San Diego, with an individualized concentration on social aspects of transitional justice practices.