If you happen to be near the British Museum this afternoon do drop into the Great Court and say hello to Lloyd Davis. He is engaged in some Tuttle consulting (about which I wrote here). The project is, specifically, for the British Council , and is about the nature of culture and cultural relations. You can read about it here, and see that the method of investigation is, in large part, conversation.
Lloyd’s assertion (I think this is right) is that culture – whether Britain Overseas, or the way we run organisations, or meetings, or just hanging out together, is determinated by people, and the way that culture evolves, and is defined, is substantially through conversations. Who could disagree? There’s more to it than that, of course, so let’s … well …. talk about it. Which is why Lloyd is in the British Musueum.