Robert Bevan is a writer, journalist and heritage consultant. His work in all these areas has often been concerned with identity as it relates to place and attacks on place and identity – especially in wartime. He is the architecture critic for the London Evening Standard and is presently working on a project looking at contested commemoration. He has been involved in the campaigns to protect the future of London’s LGBTQ+ venues and also worked on Historic England’s Pride of Place project, drafting planning guidance on LGBTQ+ heritage places.