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Reflecting on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics

10 Mawrth 2017

Historic England will publish Dispersal

Dr Juliet Davis will give a talk at a University College London (UCL) event next week on her research into the urban legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The event ‘New Directions in Ethno-Cartography’ on Wednesday 15th March, chaired by Phil Cohen, will see four speakers draw on their research to discuss points of intersection and tension between ethnography and social geography.

In her talk, Dr Davis will reflect on the redevelopment of the 2012 Olympic Games site in East London, portrayed in planning documents as an industrial wasteland. Drawing on historical, cartographic and photographic research, Dr Davis will offer an alternative account of the site as an historical, lived, working landscape, and will go on to reveal some of the legacies of redevelopment for the industrial users who were dispersed to make way for the Games.

Historic England will publish ‘Dispersal’, a collaboration between Dr Davis and two London-based photographers, Marion Davies, and Debra Rapp, in September 2017. The book showcases some of the trades and industries that were operating in the area prior to the 2012 Olympic Games and the impact of Stratford’s regeneration.

For more information and to book a ticket, please visit the ‘New Directions in Ethno-Cartography’ event site.

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