Arbella Symposium

Saad Abdullah Conference Centre, Erbil
5 March 2019

The Saad Abdullah Conference Centre hosted the 2019 Arbella Symposium to coincide with an exhibition by Kurdish designer Hozan Zangara of his new design collection Arbella.

Gulan’s Creative Director Richard Wilding was one of the speakers at the symposium, together with Dr. John MacGinnis, specialist in Assyrian archaeology at the British Museum, Dr. David Kertai, specialist in ancient Near Eastern architecture and the Assyrian Empire at New York University, Dara El-Yakoobi, Erbil Citadel Project Director, and Hozan Zangara himself.

In his presentation Richard Wilding explored the history and cultural identity of Iraqi Kurdistan, from the Assyrian Empire until today, showing his contemporary photography alongside historical photographs.