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Audrey Wollen's Art & Sad Girl Theory

"We've really fixated on loving ourselves—there's this ethos of excess and approval, making it cool and fun to be a girl. The problem is: it isn't really cool and fun to be girl. it is an experience of brutal alienation and constant fear of violence. All the amazing parts of girlhood (of which there are many) are survival tactics that that girls have created in this face of reality."

Red Road flats, Glasgow, 1960s. from The Glasgow Story The two 31-storey tower blocks and four 31-storey point blocks were designed for Glasgow Corporation in 1962 by Sam Bunton & Associates and at that time were the tallest residential blocks in Europe. They were built with steel frames clad in asbestos panels, the first time such a technique had been used in Glasgow. The asbestos has since been replaced.

Shakespeare Tower, Barbican Estate, 1976. Designed by the architects Chamberlain, Powell and Bon it is Grade II listed and is one of London's principal examples of Brutalist architecture.

The Balfron Tower / Pic: Simon Terrill. The brutalist tower designed by Erno Goldfinger has been used for a series of different artistic endeavors lately, including an overnight production of Macbeth. Go at sunset for unusual views over south east London.