What’s “Intangible Cultural Heritage”?





What does it mean to safeguard a culture? Do cultures even need protection, and if so, why?

Crossings Radio talked with Lisa Gilman, author of UNESCO on the Ground:¬†Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage, about¬†UNESCO’s list of “safeguarded” traditions and her experience covering one such case in the African country of Malawi.

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