“During the painfully long and exhausting eighteen-hour flight back to Auckland, I had plenty of time to reflect on the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Manama, Bahrain.”
“The Heritage List is not a beauty contest.” - Australian delegation. Haha yeah right!
If the decisions to inscribe are not impartial, and are in fact influenced by political pressures, then whose heritage are we prioritising and celebrating? And, perhaps more importantly, who is being excluded?
A behind-the-scenes look at a full day of the World Heritage Committee session.
“So where are you going again?”
Venice, illness, Krakow and Auschwitz.
One thing I know to be true, is that the cultural makeup of a society is more often than not, intricately connected between people, land and heritage.