The Fog of Games: Free talk at the LSE

In The Fog of Games, the first casualty is the truth. The Olympics are brief and transitory television events that disguise and justify mega projects of vast urban restructuring that permanently distort our cities for the benefit of a few business interests. Common features of such projects are unprecedented land grabs, the peddling of myths of ‘regeneration’ and ‘legacy’ benefits, the sweeping away of democratic structures and planning restraints, the transfer of public money into private hands, and ‘information management’ to hide truths and silence critics.

Mark Saunders from Spectacle will be showing clips of Spectacle’s ongoing Olympic Project The Fog of Games: Legacy, Land Grabs and Liberty.

Also Reporting the London Olympics Martin Slavin from Games Monitor website will discuss the gap between the media image of the Olympics and the historical impact they have had on communities.

This free event will take place at The London School of Economics on Thursday 28th May at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

For more information on Spectacle’s Olympic project visit our Olympic project page

To see more clips from our Olympic project please visit the the Spectacle Archive Page

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Architecture and Sport : Olympics 2012

Architecture And – Sport : Olympics 2012 London
Public Presentation – 16 September 2008

Venue: Kunstmuseum, Basel (Switzerland)
Start Time: 6:15pm
Speakers: Marc Angélil and Mark Saunders
Entry: Free

Marc Angélil, Professor at the Department of Architecture of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and film-maker Mark Saunders of Spectacle will discuss the 2012 London Olympic Developments.

Organised by: Architektur Dialoge Basel