Story Beyond The Ruins is an oral history project. We aim to preserve memories and lived experiences from and beyond the 1988 Armenian earthquake. The stories range from courageous tales of survival to life-changing moments in a person's life. Through our conversations with individuals, we have tried to provide a canvas for an authentic depiction of life during and after the earthquake. We hope that these stories will strengthen the Armenian heritage of storytelling and give outsiders a glimpse into a profound event that led up to modern Armenia today. Below, you can read how this project originated from a simple interest in an earthquake, to one that brought us closer to what it means to be Armenian.