27th October 2017, London

In October, in association with Gingko Library, the V&A organised a joint talk with artist, Zahed Tajeddin, and author, Diana Darke, each of whom described their battles to save their historic courtyard houses – his in Aleppo, hers in Damascus – from theft, shelling, and looting. The talk provided a rare first-hand glimpse of how people and cultural heritage survive inside a war-zone.