Madrid, 11 of June 2021
Yesterday in the cultural centre La Corrala (UAM) in Madrid took place an event “Kurdistan-Iraq: one travel, two views”. The conference was organized by Fernando Camacho Padilla, an associate professor of contemporary history at the Autonoma University of Madrid, and Edith Carrillo Alonso, an art historian interested in Indo-European culture and art in collaboration with the Persian cultural center Persepolis and the KRG Office in Spain.
The event was offered both in-person and streaming and was very well received by the audience: around 30 people met in the conference room and another 35 followed online.
During the presentation, Fernando Camacho and Edith Carrillo shared their experience in Iraqi Kurdistan, where they have travelled to for 10 days during the end of March and the beginning of April this year. Both speakers showed pictures of Kurdish historical and cultural sites while they were describing their activities in the area. They both addressed many aspects of Iraqi Kurdistan region: culture, history and present reality seen in Erbil, Slimani, Alqosh, Lalish, Duhok, Amedi, Barzan, Halabja and other places of great historical, archaeological and tourist interest.
It was a very inspiring event. Many attendees asked questions expressing their intention to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan region as soon as the pandemic situation improves.
You can see the event here in Spanish:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3c1F01gHPw
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2CiKzxdytI
Photos: Inchul Jung