From fan parks to live sites: Mega events and the territorialisation of public space

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Presentation at Olympic Legacies conference at UEL in September 2013

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  • Deleuze and Guattari - Dialectical Desire Conceptual Lines : Molar -governed, rationalized, managed. Molecular - cat-n-mouse resistance and legitimation Flight - desire for openness and flow ‘ deterritorialise ’ for new modes of being
  • Kozinets
  • This is good – sequestration of sovereignty. Mega-events tantamount to an invading force commanding commercial, civic and increasing the cyber-spatial dimensions (only used old school cyber for alliteration)
  • From formal venues, to Live Sites and now the civic spaces the tenticles of territorialisation of mega-events have commondered, compartmetalised and commodified physical/civic space, ironically, in the name of people Fan Parks are no longer sites where lines of flight (BWOs) assemble in productive desire. Even the signs of hyper-experiential resistance are molecular – accepted symbolic resistance.
  • From fan parks to live sites: Mega events and the territorialisation of public space

    1. 1. From Fan Parks to Live Sites: Mega Events and the Territorialisation of Public Space Professor David McGillivray & Dr Matt Frew
    2. 2. SECURED CONTAINED LEGISLATED DIRECTED
    3. 3. Mega sports events effect a gaze across cities demanding the sequestration and territorialisation of civic space Live Sites resemble striated spaces, or molar lines, of rational governance Legislative sovereignty is ceded as civic spaces (parks, squares and streetscapes) become brand assets positioned behind six foot fences and emblazoned with the colourful livery of sponsors
    4. 4. PLATFORM FOR EXPERIENTIAL CONSUMPTION ADDITIONAL OLYMPIC REAL ESTATE SOME ‘LOCAL’ CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT MEDIATISED

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