Zürich Sommer 1980

Olivia Heussler
Zürich Sommer 1980
Edition Patrick Frey
25.5 × 35 cm, 120 pages
Design by Prill & Vieceli, 2010
Intern: Martin Andereggen

Zürich, Sommer 1980 (Zurich, Summer 1980) is all about barriers, barricades, police in riot gear, demonstrators, rubber bullets, water cannons and regular doses of tear gas. Clashes in public places between the establishment
and the alternative scene were played out at levels of violence and readiness to use it that would be unimaginable today. As a photographer, Olivia Heussler was both an activist and a contemporary witness. Her pictures show a summer whose scenes of violence and joyful happenings changed and made a lasting impact on many people’s lives.