Lasha George Phalavandishvili
Mananikø Sherly Købakhidze
The “Batumi Backyard Stories” is a grassroots cultural initiative that brings together artists and citizens to explore and co-create the hidden histories that exist within any given neighborhood in the city. Interdisciplinary artist teams will interview the families who live within a neighborhood courtyard block, discovering their cultural legacies and creating a customized art installation and performance event in their neighborhood courtyard. The public art installations will pay homage to what the neighborhoods’ families believe are their most precious cultural heritage stories or daily practices, and the general public will be invited to attend these celebratory opening events.