Online talk on “Cultural Exhibition Space of Zinobiani”

Within the Online Event Series Summer 2022 ARISC presents

Cultural Exhibition Space of Zinobiani

By Zachary Fabos, Illinois State University and Alexander Kavtaradze, Ilia State University

Date: July 7, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM Tbilisi Time (9:00 AM EDT)  

The creation of a cultural exhibition space in Zinobiani, Georgia’s only Udi community, is intended to encourage the preservation of local history. The project fellows worked with locals scanning photographs from family archives and collecting artifacts to be presented in the space. As the village reaches its 100th anniversary of its founding this year, this project stresses the importance of such resources in ensuring the longevity and sustainability of Udi cultural heritage in Georgia.

Zachary Fabos, recipient of an ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management Fellowship, is a recent graduate of Illinois State University’s Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development. He holds a Master’s of Science in Anthropology and is a former Peace Corps Georgia volunteer, serving from 2017-2019.

Alexander Kavtaradze, recipient of an ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management Fellowship, is a co-founder of the organization “Georgian Udis” and a PhD student at Ilia State University in the field of Cultural Studies. His research focuses on Udi communities within Georgia and Azerbaijan.

This talk is organized as a part of ARISC Online Event Series that showcase the work of ARISC fellows. ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.