The West sees itself as a frontier, progressing in time and space. The Interland doesn’t see itself as a mirror image of this. But as a bridge (mediator, translator and synthesizer) in-between East and West, heritage and modernism. A land of “and” (not either-or).

If you look at ancient sea traffic, the Mediterranean emerges as the obvious centre of world history… an organizing force, drawing diverse people into one another’s narratives and weaving their destinies together to form the germ of a world history, and out of this came Western Civilization… If you look at overland traffic however, the Grand Central Station of the world ...

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