Day 1 Thursday 8th June Welcome Reception and Screenings Room: Professor Stuart Hall Building (PSH) LG 01

5:30 – 6:00pm Registration – outside PSH LG01
6:00 – 7:30pm Welcome and Documenting the Olympics: London/Rio/ Tokyo

Chair: Caroline Knowles, Goldsmiths, University of London
Pat Loughrey,Warden of Goldsmiths
Phil Cohen, University of East London/Living Maps
Still Living the Dream? Making Sense of the 2012 Post-Olympic Legacy
Rafucko – Brazilian activist-comedianThe anti-souvenir shop, human rights violations in Rio de Janeiro preceding the Olympic Games.

7:30 – 8.30pm Wine Reception + Film and Photo Exhibition Room: Richard Hoggart Building (RHB)

Kingsway Corridor and room 142

Day 2 Friday 9th June Presentation Sessions
Room: Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) 256

9:15 – 10:45 Introduction and London Olympics 2012

Introduction by Maggie Gold, Guildhall School of Business and Law Cities, Games and Agendas: the making of Olympic Cities.

Chair: Cecilia Dinardi, Goldsmiths, University of London
Paul Watt, Birkbeck, University of London
Where’s the Housing Legacy?: Capital Flows and Moving People in Post-Olympics,Austerity East London
Anna Minton, urban activist, writer and Professor of Architecture UEL
‘Olympic myths and realities: the privatisation of public space and the myth of ‘convergence’,

10:45 -11:15 Coffee break 11:15–12:45 Rio Olympics 2016

Chair: Angelo Martins Jr, Goldsmiths, University of London
Gabriel Feltran, UFSCar, São Carlos
On Pacification and the Legacy of the Olympics, to Public Safety in Brazil
Claudia Grangeiro, Rio de Janeiro City Hall
Rio 2016,Transformation in the Urban Landscape


12:45 – 1:45pm Lunch break
1:45 – 3:30pm Tokyo Olympics 2020

Chair: Tomoko Tamari, Goldsmiths, University of London
Shunya Yoshimi, University of Tokyo
Rethinking Tokyo Olympic 1964: From Militar y City to Olympic City Yoshitaka Mouri,Tokyo University of the Arts
The Transformation of the City and Urban Culture towards 2020 Tokyo Olympics: In Comparison to London Olympics

3:45pm Meet for the walk in front of Richard Hoggart Building (RHB)
4:00-4:30pm Participants go to Stratford Olympic Site

4.30-6:30pm London Olympic site walking tour with Phil Cohen
followed by discussion with local people about process and the legacy.

Meeting point: Hackney Wick Station
Directions to Hackney Wick from Goldsmiths College

Walk to New Cross Gate Station OR New Cross Station
Take the overground towards Highbury and Islington, alight at Canada Water
Take the Jubilee line towards Stratford, alight at Stratford
Take the overground towards Richmond or Clapham Juction and alight at Hackney Wick



Call for Papers & Sessions

Workshop and Network Sessions (Day 03)

Day 3 will provide a variety of different session formats, including: workshops; panels; round-tables; screenings; art and photography; poster sessions

We invite participants to deliver a presentation in one of the below topics.  We also welcome offers to organise sessions. Whereas the focus on the Day 2 is on the impact of the Olympics on the city, in Day 3 there is a much broader focus on multiple aspects of the Olympics.  Here we think of a range of topics such as:

      Body enhancements – diet, drugs, performance, training regimes
      The Olympics and Paralympics – ability/disability, eligibility and qualification
      Technologies – measurement, metrics, recording
      The cultural programme – performance arts, art, music and food
      Olympic architecture and spatial design
      Olympic promotion – branding, image and presentation
      Staging the games – planning and exhibiting mega-events and spectacles
      Archiving the games – records, recording and memory
      Urban impact – infrastructure, transport, housing, public space
      Displacements – urban cleansing and exclusion
      Whose games? – access, wealth and the new inequalities
      Olympic economies – formal, informal and illegal employment
      Olympics finance, accounting and the balance sheet
      Olympic ecologies and sustainability
      Sporting INGOs (international non-governmental organizations) and their global impact
      Legacies and evaluation

We invite those interested to submit the following information:

(1) Title of your proposed presentation or session you would like to organise; (2) short abstract of up to 150 words; (3) short bio with your affiliation and contact details.  

Application deadline: May 8th
Notify successful candidates: May 17th