Architecture of the Games Weekly – Issue #27/2016

This is the last weekly news listing for now. In the comming months we are going to focus entirely on Rio 2016. Architecture of the Games Weekly is back from October 7th.

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Photo of the week

photo expo munich 1972
“Munich1972; The Design of a Democratic Body. The 1972 Olympic Games offered the host country, West Germany, an unrivalled opportunity to portray itself to the world as a modern, democratic and culturally aware nation. Various design disciplines played a central role in the preparations for the games. Architecture, design and landscape architecture were integrated in a total design intended to exude openness and inclusivity. This carefully constructed image was marred two weeks into the games when eight members of the Black September Organisation infiltrated the Olympic Village and took the Israeli team hostage. The exhibition Munich 1972. The Design of a Democratic Body tells this controversial story through the lens of design, by contrasting the narratives and aesthetic strategies of the organisers with the tactics deployed for their disruption. The exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut also examines the role of the media in spreading these stories.” | Photo: Martijn Giebels


Coming up

Events from July 1 to July 10; (see full event calender)

  • June 27 to July 1; 1st Coordination Commission Beijing 2022

Poll of the Month

The Rio 2016 Olympics will be a success?

  • Agree 45%
  • Strongly Agree 20%
  • Neither Agree nor Disagree 20%
  • Disagree 10%
  • Strongly Disagree 5%

New poll July 2016; Four years on: London 2012 delivered the legacy that was promised.

  • Let us know what you think! You can find the poll in the sidebar of almost all posts and pages on AotG.

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