[diggers350] The Fog of Games: Legacy, Land Grabs and Liberty

Massimo suburbanstudio at runbox.com
Wed May 27 17:03:20 BST 2009

More details about venue, etc..  here :


>>   The Fog of Games: Legacy, Land Grabs and Liberty
>>   Reporting the London Olympics
>> /Date: /Thursday 28 May 2009
>> /Time: /7-8pm
>> /Venue: /New Theatre, East Building
>> /Speakers: /Mark Saunders, Martin Slavin
>> 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. The common features of these mega 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 is an award winning independent documentary filmmaker,
>> media activist and writer.  Martin Slavin has been engaged with
>> photography since being given his first camera aged 14. His
>> continuing interest in photographing and writing about urban
>> experiences, development and natural life is encapsulated in his
>> current focus on the 2012 London Olympics in his neighbourhood.
>> This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is
>> on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email
>> arts at lse.ac.uk <mailto:arts at lse.ac.uk> or phone 020 7955 6043.
>> Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to
>> reserve a press seat or have a media query about this event, email
>> pressoffice at lse.ac.uk <mailto:pressoffice at lse.ac.uk> or call 020 7955
>> 7060.
>> The next lecture in the LSE Arts/Centre for the Study of Global
>> Governance series, The Future of Picturing the World: documentary
>> films and photojournalism in a global era
>> <http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEPublicLecturesAndEvents/events/2009/20090312t0908z001.htm>,
>> with Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, Adrian Evans, Renzo Martens, Sabine
>> Selchow and Dr Julian Stallabrass, will take place on Wednesday 3
>> June.  The next event in the 'Talking Pictures' series Enjoy Poverty
>> <http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/LSEPublicLecturesAndEvents/events/2009/20090312t0858z001.htm>
>> with Renzo Martens will take place on Thursday 4 June.
>>     Podcasts
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>> technical problems with the recording of the event. Podcasts are
>> normally available 1-2 working days after the event.
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