Chris Leslie, Disappearing Glasgow Illustrated talk
September 9 @ 5:50 pm - 6:30 pm
The skyline of Glasgow has been radically transformed as high rise tower blocks have been blown down and bulldozed. 30% of the cities High Rise flats have disappeared since 2006, communities dispersed across the city and Dalmarnock has ‘been raised from the ashes’ via the Commonwealth Games. Does this Disappearing Glasgow herald a renaissance in the city?
Photographer and filmmaker Chris Leslie is widely acknowledged as the most consistent chronicler of the city’s recent history. This new multimedia exhibition and accompanying book ‘Disappearing Glasgow’ documents an era of spectacular change in Glasgow through photography and film.
This illustrated talk and screening by Chris Leslie will show short films from the project and raise discussion about the latest chapter in Glasgow’s on-going regeneration.
[Photo Credit: An archive photograph from the Fleming Family – one of the first families to move into the flats in 1969 – montaged with the same empty balcony awaiting demolition in 2013. © Chris Leslie]