Occupy All Streets: Olympic Urbanism and Contested Futures in Rio de Janeiro — New York, USA

Occupy All Streets is a collection of essays examining the implications of Olympic urbanism to Rio de Janeiro, and to the future of the cities.

Edited by Bruno Carvalho, Mariana Cavalcanti and Vyjayanthi Rao Venuturupalli, Occupy All Streets: Olympic Urbanism and Contested Futures in Rio de Janeiro analyzes the implications of mega-projects connected to Rio’s transformation for the 2016 Olympic Games. Contributions from literary critics, historians, anthropologists, architects, media theorists, geographers and urban planners tell the story of how these changes to the cityscape have kindled citizens’ hopes and aspirations for their “right to a future” and chronicle the ways in which citizens have contested the futures being imposed on them. Anticipating the city yet to come, these essays also point to the potential for activism and protest to transform the Olympic legacy into different, more democratic, futures.

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