Where does culture live? In the past, or the present? In stony monuments, in hallowed museums and temples and mosques, in laws and codes, or in homes and on the streets, in sights and sounds and assumptions so often taken for granted? Is it everywhere we have touched with the ways in which we live, and the ways in which we imagine our collective lives?
Clearly it doesn’t help that culture, despite its alleged roots, is on the move all the time; or that it travels with a couple of equally restless and many-faced companions. History is one; heritage is another. (There is civilization too, hanging over our travellers like a cloud heavy with rain. But we will keep our eyes on the ground for now.
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