In 2020, the physical gathering of Zarmanazan, the language immersion summer “camp” that inspires children and young adults (10 to 24 years old) to learn and create in Western Armenian, had to be adapted to the digital domain. Special care had to be taken to transport online the sense of familiarity, creativity and constant engagement, while keeping the language at the heart of the programme. The new initiative was called “Zartsants 2.0,” taking the “zar” from Zarmanazan and “tsants” from the Armenian word ցանց, meaning network or web. The “2.0” symbolised both the difficult year of 2020 and the fact that Zartsants was building on Zarmanazan.
THE WORLD OF ZARTSANTS 2.0