Designing the Nation: Olympics, Authority and Unrest from Mexico 68 to London 2012


Art Exchange

admission free

The events of the Mexico 68 Olympics tell a fascinating tale of a nation struggling to represent itself to the rest of the world, while unable to quell dissatisfaction among its own population. This panel discussion considers the gap between the intentions of the Olympic organisers in promoting Britain to the world and the backdrop of the crisis of capitalism, cuts and social unrest.

Speakers include architect John Adams, who worked on the Mexico 68 Olympic design, Professor Valerie Fraser who will discuss the student movement and Pablo Leon de la Barra who will discuss his curatorial practice in Mexico’s current political climate.