The enduring relevance of Octavia Hill

 Octavia Hill writing a letter by Quentin Blake which appears in the Demos pamphlet.

Octavia Hill writing a letter by Quentin Blake which appears in the Demos pamphlet.

In follow up to the post in which I shared designs for the National Trust new packaging I discovered an interesting collection of essays which was published by Demos on the centenary of Octavia Hill's death last year.

 'The Enduring Relevance of Octavia Hill' examines Octavia Hill’s work as a starting point for thinking afresh about how to address the challenges facing society today. It brings together a diverse range of contributors: experts on heritage sit alongside specialists in housing, and there are essays on patriotism, nature, aesthetics, volunteering, craft and more. The lasting lesson is to think anew: to see the links that exist but are buried and the connections that have never been made.