I visited the Museum of London today to visit London Futures, an exhibition about climate change by Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones. The highly sanitized version of London landscapes altered by dramatic climate change were picturesque and entertaining but also had an unfortunate tendency to make apocalyptic futures look glamorous.
I was really struck by the remarkable permanent collection which documents the history of struggles for social change in this city.
This collection of artifacts from people’s movements is an important reminder of how much those before us have sacrificed for the rights we enjoy today.
Other items from the permanent collection:
John Bartlett – Poll Tax Riot
Ellingford Road, Hackney