olympic stadium seen from westfield shopping centre's car park

about the project

The militant city investigates the politics of critical art in two Olympic cities: London and Barcelona. The project considers the role of art in the configuration of spaces of antagonism in relation to the Olympic event. This webpage maps the

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olympic stadium seen from westfield shopping centre's car park

about the project

The militant city investigates the politics of critical art in two Olympic cities: London and Barcelona. The project considers the role of art in the configuration of spaces of antagonism in relation to the Olympic event. This webpage maps the

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The Art of Dissent

“This book is a monument to dissent. Not a celebration, not a commemoration of past events, but a monument – it preserves, for the eyes and ears of the future, the enduring vibration of a series of dissenting percepts and

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The Art of Dissent

“This book is a monument to dissent. Not a celebration, not a commemoration of past events, but a monument – it preserves, for the eyes and ears of the future, the enduring vibration of a series of dissenting percepts and

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Urban Materialities symposium

As ‘the militant city’ comes to an end, I’m delighted to share some of my research findings in a one-day symposium, Urban Encounters: Urban Materialities, at the Tate Britain on Oct 5th.  Blurb and programme below. Further details here. “The interdisciplinary

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Urban Materialities symposium

As ‘the militant city’ comes to an end, I’m delighted to share some of my research findings in a one-day symposium, Urban Encounters: Urban Materialities, at the Tate Britain on Oct 5th.  Blurb and programme below. Further details here. “The interdisciplinary

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‘The Scam of Scams?’ Discussing London 2012 in NYC

THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE presents: ISAAC MARRERO-GUILLAMÓN and ETHEL BROOKS, THE SCAM OF SCAMS? – ASSESSING THE LEGACIES OF THE LONDON OLYMPICS WHEN: Monday 19 November 2012, 12:30-1:50pm WHERE: New York University, Room 471, 20 Cooper Square [East 5th

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‘The Scam of Scams?’ Discussing London 2012 in NYC

THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE presents: ISAAC MARRERO-GUILLAMÓN and ETHEL BROOKS, THE SCAM OF SCAMS? – ASSESSING THE LEGACIES OF THE LONDON OLYMPICS WHEN: Monday 19 November 2012, 12:30-1:50pm WHERE: New York University, Room 471, 20 Cooper Square [East 5th

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The Uncertain States of Contemporary Photography

The Art of Dissent will be featured at the next Uncertain States salon discussion. All welcome.

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The Uncertain States of Contemporary Photography

The Art of Dissent will be featured at the next Uncertain States salon discussion. All welcome.

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Juxtaposition: Capturing the Changing Landscape of the Lower Lea Valley

An exhibition loosely related to The Art of Dissent, featuring some the book’s contributors alongside other artists.

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Juxtaposition: Capturing the Changing Landscape of the Lower Lea Valley

An exhibition loosely related to The Art of Dissent, featuring some the book’s contributors alongside other artists.

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Cognitive Landscaping

One of the most striking clauses of the Host City Contract that London signed with the International Olympic Committee in 2005 and that granted the city the right to organise the Games has to do with the “IOC Outdoor Advertising

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Cognitive Landscaping

One of the most striking clauses of the Host City Contract that London signed with the International Olympic Committee in 2005 and that granted the city the right to organise the Games has to do with the “IOC Outdoor Advertising

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‘Incursions and Subversions’, event at Freeword on July 12th

Incursions and Subversions: Art’s response to London’s Olympic Dreams Thu 12 Jul 2012, 6:30pm Free Word Lecture Theatre The London 2012 Olympics have established what philosopher Jacques Rancière calls a “police order” – a regulation of what is visible, sayable

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‘Incursions and Subversions’, event at Freeword on July 12th

Incursions and Subversions: Art’s response to London’s Olympic Dreams Thu 12 Jul 2012, 6:30pm Free Word Lecture Theatre The London 2012 Olympics have established what philosopher Jacques Rancière calls a “police order” – a regulation of what is visible, sayable

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Celebration Capitalism – Jules Boykoff at Birkbeck, 17 July

Celebration Capitalism: The London Olympics and Its Discontents 17 July 2012 – 6-8pm Room 532, Main Building, Malet Street Birkbeck College Free entry; first come, first seated This talk examines ‘celebration capitalism’, the affable cousin of Naomi Klein’s ‘disaster capitalism’.

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Celebration Capitalism – Jules Boykoff at Birkbeck, 17 July

Celebration Capitalism: The London Olympics and Its Discontents 17 July 2012 – 6-8pm Room 532, Main Building, Malet Street Birkbeck College Free entry; first come, first seated This talk examines ‘celebration capitalism’, the affable cousin of Naomi Klein’s ‘disaster capitalism’.