Leave well alone, and leave something for the future
by Samuel Jones
The DCMS have recently launched a consultation document, asking 'what property should we be seeking to protect in the event of armed conflict?'
As well as being an important move towards protecting our heritage, this also raises the intriguing question of what we want the future to think of us. Looked at this way, culture's role as a medium becomes very clear, an idea we're currently exploring in other contexts.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Glancey, for one, is pretty clear on what he'd like to see saved...