A two-day seminar bringing together academics, activists and cultural practitioners from Barcelona and London to discuss, through a comparative study, the sociocultural impact of the Olympics in both cities. The project has as its horizon the 2012 Olympic Games and the discussions around the phenomenal impact that winning a bid to host the Games has on the built environment, heritage and conditions of living for the city dwellers, but also on the artistic production by and of the city. It looks particularly at how local cultural producers and activists have joined forces to call attention to and help transform the way in which local lives are being affected by these big events.
Participants: Peter Coles, Marina Garcés, Beatriz Garcia, Josep Maria Montaner, Zaida Muxí, Benedict Seymour, Iain Sinclair, Martin Slavin.
Location: Birkbeck at Stratford, University of East London, Stratford Campus, Computer Center and Main Entrance, Room CCG05, Water Lane, London E15 4LZ. Map
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