‘The Glasgow Effect’ is a term associated with the low life expectancy of Glasgow’s population. The East End in particular has been classed as the most deprived area in Scotland and over the years there have been many studies which suggest this is linked to high unemployment, poor health, addiction issues and crime.
The primary focus for the ongoing research project is to illustrate how the East End, Glaswegian urban landscape continues to be a place of desolation, that is neglected and overlooked resulting in the issues being swept under the carpet. Throughout this process I explored the concepts of New Topographics, place/non-place and liminal space by constructing a surreal environment from the reality of the situation, that conveys the alienation of the community to the rest of society. The rationale behind this is to demonstrate how certain parts of these locations continue to be placed in a state of limbo where they are unable to evolve.