Glasgow 1980

‘Glasgow 1980’ was comissioned by Films for Scotland and the Glasgow City Corporation and made by documentary filmmaker Oscar Marzaroli in 1971. This film looks at Glasgow and how it will look like in 1980. Major transformations that were under way in 1971 or already finished are shown to exhibit what Glasgow will be in 1980.


Ignaz Strebel is an urban geographer and senior scientist at the University of Lausanne. His research is on the social and material practices that make up and transform urban systems. Using ethnography and audio-visual projects, he currently researches building care work, energy infrastructure services and the transformation capacities of prefabricated buildings.

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