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Lecture

Rio as an Olympic village, what for? / Favela ‘pacification’ in Olympic Rio de Janeiro: security for whom?

  • Ester Limonad
  • Sara Koenders
Date
Wednesday 17 February 2016
Time
Location
Lipsius
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Room
011

Rio as an Olympic village, what for?
Speaker: Professor Ester Limonad

Why say yes to such events while many cities from developed countries say no. Is there any social benefit from this kind of event?

Favela 'pacification' in Olympic Rio de Janeiro: security for whom?
In this lecture, Sara Koenders will discuss the implications of recent mega-events for (the meaning of) Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. She will focus mainly on the favela “pacification” project, examining its different representations and practices. 

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