From the author:
In Morar Olimpíadas Giles Price scans the field of rapid urban transformation in Rio de Janeiro as the city prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. With vivid precision, he captures the colossal processes demanded of an Olympic host city—the scratching, scraping, and sculpting of the metropolitan terrain in the name of the five-ring spectacle.
From an altitude of 1,500 feet, Price offers us geographical landscapes laced with geopolitical import. He deftly accentuates the inequalities that all too often Olympic development either exacerbates or breathes into being. These processes typically transpire behind tall walls, blockades, and barriers. As such, they are difficult, if not impossible, to appreciate, let alone access, from the ground level. We owe Price gratitude for gifting us with fresh perspective, for affording us a glimpse of the privatised enclaves of the future, for stoking a vital discussion about privilege, priorities, and power. “Once spatial injustice is inscribed into the built environment,” notes critical geographer Edward Soja, “it is difficult to erase.” In Morar Olimpíadas, Price helps stave off that near-indelible inscription.
A visual poetics of dirt-and-dust materiality flickers through this collection. The photographs insist we remember that the Olympics have a whole lot to do with real estate. The book raises a key question: for whom does Olympic development boom?
Introduction by Jules Boykoff
AUTHOR: GILES PRICE
HARDCOVER: 72 PAGES, 31 COLOUR IMAGES
DIMENSIONS: 320MM X 245MM LANDSCAPE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH & PORTUGUESE