HOMING INTERVIEW #56: AJAY BAILEY
“As people age, they start to hold on to something that was from their past. What we’ve seen with Surinamese elderly is that it’s not so much about being a Surinamese person, it was more about: what did I bring from there, what reminds me of home and what can I keep close to me. Because when people age their geography becomes smaller and smaller, then the home and its immediate neighbourhood becomes the most important place of activity. And then they want to keep closer those things that remind them of the past. I don’t see so much the mobilities element there… it’s about keeping and memorializing what was already there from the past”.