Archive for December 2017

The Strength of Conservation Areas

I have always believed that a contributory item in a conservation area is stronger form of heritage listing than individual listings. The reason is that in conservation areas, one needs to have regard to the characteristics of the whole area as opposed to a self-referential individual listing. Many of our cities, towns and villages contain…

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What are the present day concerns with cultural heritage?

Heritage – alienation from the means of production? Many years ago, Karl Max and Friedrich Engels coined the phrase; ‘alienation from the means of production’. What is intended by the phrase is that the very people producing the goods that are consumed have extremely limited decision-making powers in the way and the conditions in which…

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