Riots by Design: Resisting the London Olympics

What is the connection between the Olympic games and the destruction of cities that lead to the riots we are currently seeing in London?


That was Montreal. And this is London today, continuing in this great Olympic tradition. And this became the basis for our investigation in the classroom concerning this topic, avoiding the usual cliché design approach of “imagine the Olympics coming to your city” which only reveals design at its most devious, insincere, and tied to corporate and capitalist production of not only cultural manifestations, but of an entire zeitgeist that targets the working poor in the name of and to the benefit of elite consumer classes. Instead we used an original framework that focused on ideas of voice, audience, communicator, venue, form, technique, and the distances and removes that result from discrepancies among them.

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About Daniel Drennan ElAwar

Adoptee, rematriated.
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