Daniel Ibn Zayd
Riots by Design: Resisting the London Olympics
by, 08-16-2011 at 09:04 AM (962 Views)
I wrote this article based on work done in a design studio here in Beirut called "Mediating the Real World". We chose as a project advocating for the boycott of the London Olympics. Based on our research, and what I've found in other Olympic cities, I am surprised at the lack of critical analysis of what role the Olympic Games had in the most recent London riots which, as we are seeing now, are allowing the government to complete their plan to destroy low-income parts of the city in the name of "development".