Event WCRRP Talks – Kurdistan: A dream suspended

WCRRP Talks – Kurdistan: A dream suspended

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Date(s) - 14/01/2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Stripe


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There is a saying that Kurds have “no friends but the mountains”, as successive conquerors have driven them deep into the hills to preserve their culture and lives. The current crisis in the region opens another chapter in its troubled history, with 1.8 million refugees and internally displaced people now seeking a safe haven from the nearby conflict. Wilding’s images form an important and vivid record of Kurdistan’s past and present.

Richard Wilding is a London based producer and photographer working internationally with museums, governments and charities on cultural exhibitions, websites and publications.

Since 2012, Richard has been Creative Director of Gulan, a UK registered charity which promotes the culture of Kurdistan. In November 2015, Richard co-curated the exhibition Conflict and Hope: Art
in Troubled Times with Gulan and Amin Abdulla-Pardhan, at the Ismaili Centre, London as part of the Nour Festival of Arts. The exhibition featured work by artists from Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan, in addition to Richard’s photography, responding to the regional conflict and refugee crisis.


Light refreshments available from 18.00.

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