The book has come together through long-term work, public events and exchange of ideas on the fringes of the Olympic site and its aim is to continue as a catalyst for debate and collaboration. The range of contributors and work involved has led to an extensive range of events over summer 2012 from film screenings to debates and an upcoming rolling series of exhibitions at See Studio, Hackney Wick. Details below.

CITY

Great review of The Art of Dissent by Andrew Harris published in CITY. Thorough, critical, stimulating.

CITY journal review

A post-Olympic review of the book can be found here in  City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action  2015. Vol 19, Issue 1.  

Hackney Archives

Happy to have ‘The Art of Dissent’ as part of an exhibition called ‘Activating the Archive’   Hackney organised by Hackney Archives and Banner Repeater. The works collectively go some way in representing a broad range of artistic practices that engage with … Continue reading

Contemporary Theatre Review

Review by Sophie Nield. Royal Holloway, University of London . Published online 20th November 2013 in the Routledge Contemporary Theatre Review. Described by its editors as ‘a monument to dissent’ (p. 8), this rich collection of short essays, interven- tions, … Continue reading

Post Olympics

First stop for post Olympic reading should be Phil Cohen’s great book ‘ On The Wrong Side Of The Track? East London And The Post Olympics‘. His blog also contains a plethora interesting writings and links and we look forward to … Continue reading

East London

Thanks to Sophie Hope for taking the book along to contribute to the debate ‘EAST LONDON – A CREATIVE BUSINESS’  looking at what does the creative economy means and how  it connect with arts, culture and creativity? Who and what … Continue reading

brief mention in Architect’s Journal

Ken Worpole – terrific defence of the untamed and unregulated

Latest (post Games) review by Ken Worpole of the book in SPACES 2012  – news and views about Hackney’s built environment from the Hackney Society. Issue 38 Autumn 2012.   After the Party, the hangover and the bill. Even those … Continue reading

The book has come together through long-term work, public events and exchange of ideas on the fringes of the Olympic site, and its aim is to continue as a catalyst for debate and collaboration. Details of upcoming events below. See also ‘Past Events’.

The Scam of Scams? Assessing the Legacies of the London Olympics

THE COLLOQUIUM FOR UNPOPULAR CULTURE presents: ISAAC MARRERO-GUILLAMÓN and ETHEL BROOKS, THE SCAM OF SCAMS? – ASSESSING THE LEGACIES OF THE LONDON OLYMPICS WHEN: Monday 19 November 2012, 12:30-1:50pm WHERE: New York University, Room 471, 20 Cooper Square [East 5th … Continue reading