A short film looking at how Glasgow has been torn down, reimagined and transformed, and questions the city’s seemingly never ending urban renewal.
For Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016, the Glasgow Institute of Architects has commissioned filmmaker Chris Leslie to create a new short film. (Re)Imagining Glasgow looks at Glasgow’s regeneration over the past forty years and the pledges made by the Corporation of the City of Glasgow.
The film playfully reworks Oscar Marzaroli’s 1970 film Glasgow 1980 and uses previously unseen footage shot by Marzaroli for an uncompleted follow-up film, Glasgow’s Progress, alongside new footage of Glasgow today. It shows how Glasgow has been torn down, reimagined and transformed, and questions the city’s seemingly never ending urban renewal.
The premiere screening of (Re)Imagining Glasgow will be held during the Glasgow Short Film Festival at the GFT Cinema, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by the Glasgow Institute of Architects.
The guest panel will be:
BAFTA Scotland (New Talent) Award Winner, Documentary Filmmaker, Photographer + Visual Artist
Learning + Outreach officer at the National Library for Scotland’s Moving Image Archive
Director, PagePark Architects
Director, Gehl Architects + former Edinburgh City Design Advisor
Writer, Critic, + Professor at The Glasgow School of Art
Book now! Tickets via GFT: £6
(Concession £5) *More tickets now available, screening in GFT1
Sunday, 20th March at 15:15