Ellie Harrison - The Glasgow Effect (2nd Hand Paperback)
Subtitled : A Tale of Class, Capitalism & Carbon Footprint.
How would your career, social life, family ties, carbon footprint and mental health be affected if you could not leave the city where you live? Artist Ellie Harrison sparked a fast-and-furious debate about class, capitalism, art, education and much more, when news of her year-long project.
The Glasgow Effect went viral at the start of 2016. Named after the term used to describe Glasgow’s mysteriously poor public health and funded to the tune of £15,000 by Creative Scotland, this controversial ‘durational performance’ centred on a simple proposition - that the artist would refuse to travel beyond Glasgow’s city limits, or use any vehicles except her bike, for a whole calendar year.
From the personal to the political, she uses experiences and knowledge gained in Glasgow in 2016 and beyond, together with the ideas of Patrick Geddes who coined the phrase 'Think Global, Act Local' in 1915, economist EF Schumacher who made the case for localism in 'Small is Beautiful' in 1973, and the Fearless Cities movement of today, to put forward her own vision for 'the sustainable city of the future', in which we can all live happy, healthy and creative lives.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Non-Fiction - Law, Society & Social Sciences
- Published : 2019 (Luath Books)
- ISBN : 9781812147960
- SKU : B002816
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Read alongside Darren McGarvey’s book Poverty Safari. This is a personal book that takes head on the debate about whether art should be political. Ellen Harrison is a brave individual and I would highly recommend this book." - Amazon Review.
"Ellie Harrison's project her extreme lifestyle experiment is an anticipation of what's to come. We will all have to relax our standards on what we regard as a legitimate or respectable 'job', as the new pieces of our socio-economic future settle . . . Harrison's mix of occupational skills, community activism, education and self-expression - and her enthusiastic interest in how all these elements fit together - is going to be more and more the mainstream experience of 'work' in our societies. We should learn from her, and from the new wave of socially-engaged artists like her." - Pat Kane.
". . . well done Ellie Harrison, take a bow you have produced a bold, vital and thoroughly researched piece of work and this should be stocked in every library, book shop and place of learning throughout the length and breadth of Scotland." - Goodreads Review.
Ellie Harrison is a Glasgow artist known for her use of large quantities of data, collected through labour-intensive games, trials, systems and experiments, and, more recently, for her activist work campaigning for the re-nationalisation of Britain's railways and founder of Campaign to Bring Back British Rail.
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