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Glasgow Effect.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on September 12, 2011

Alex Currie and Richard Chivers have been working on a new project with Glasgow based photographer Chris Leslie called ‘Glasgow Effect’.

Whereas our other project ‘Degeneration’ aims to reflect on the sociological and political implications of the demise of social housing across the UK, ‘Glasgow Effect’ specifically looks at the demise of social housing within Glasgow and it’s implications upon the so-called “Glasgow Effect”. Even though comparable cities in the UK, such as Liverpool and Manchester, have similar levels of social deprivation, there appears to be a disparity in terms of life expectancy. This can be seen within Glasgow in terms of long standing illness, acute sickness and potential psychological morbidity, resulting in 30% higher mortality rates for premature deaths and 15% higher mortality rates overall.

 

All Images Alex Currie.

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