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London, Rio, Tokyo Olympics Symposium [3 DAYS]

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Goldsmiths, University of London

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London, Rio, Tokyo Olympics Symposium will explore the changes accompanying the 2012 London Olympics, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The meeting will focus on existing research and interventions concerning the ways that global events have been accompanied by urban transformations and new forms of social (dis)advantage and exclusions, in different urban/nation-state contexts. What does the future hold for existing Olympic Cities? Are there ways of holding mega events which bring genuine benefits to cities and their citizens? How might the promises of ‘legacy’ be realised in more open and democratic ways?


London, Rio, Tokyo Olympics is a three-day event with:

Day 01 -08/06

Welcome reception, Film and documentary screenings, Photography exhibition

Day 02 -09/06

Academic presentations in plenary sessions, London Olympic site walking tour

Day 03 -10/06

Additional Open Workshops


Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Gabriel de Santis Feltran (UFscar and Centro de Estudos da Metrópole/Brazil)
  • Phil Cohen (Living Maps and University of East London)
  • Shunya Yoshimi (University of Tokyo)
  • Yoshitaka Mouri (Tokyo University of the Arts)
  • Paul Watt (Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Rafucko (Brazilian activist-comedian)


We also invite participants to deliver a presentation or organise a panel session in our Workshop and Network Sessions (Day 03). To submit your abstract, please see the call for papers in our website (Deadline: April 30th): https://goldolympics.wordpress.com/

For other any inquires, please contact by email to goldolympics@gold.ac.uk

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