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Hassan Mahamdallie: William Morris - Street revolutionary and urban visionary 

The common perception of William Morris is as a stuffy Victorian, a man who designed expensive wallpaper, a utopian who sought refuge from industrialism in a world of medieval fantasy. It is true that he designed wallpaper; along with furniture, ceramics, stained-glass windows, tapestries, carpets and houses. However, the ravages of industrial capitalism; its attendant imperialism and war, its destruction of the environment, and above all the enslavement of human labour to the machine appalled Morris.  As the 19th century progressed he become more political and he took the giant step across the "river of fire" and became a socialist. 23 October 2010 / 15:30-16:30

PODCAST: William Morris - Street revolutionary and urban visionary