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The Cultural Olympiad as a platform to expand Olympic narratives

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The Cultural Olympiad as a platform to expand Olympic narratives

  1. 1. www.impacts08.netwww.beatrizgarcia.net Panel Debate | Journalism, Sport & Culture: Integrated visions? The Cultural Olympiad as a platform to expand [challenge] Olympic narratives Abandon Normal Devices #media2012 | Manchester, 5 October 2010 www.beatrizgarcia.net
  2. 2. www.impacts08.netwww.beatrizgarcia.net This is the Olympic narrative most of you know
  3. 3. www.impacts08.netwww.beatrizgarcia.net And this is the Olympic narrative organisers tend to seek
  4. 4. www.impacts08.netwww.beatrizgarcia.net … leading to all of these ‘unintended’ narratives…
  5. 5. www.impacts08.netwww.beatrizgarcia.net … leading to all of these ‘unintended’ narratives…
  6. 6. www.impacts08.netwww.beatrizgarcia.net There are many other narratives…
  7. 7. www.impacts08.netwww.beatrizgarcia.net And artists have provided further layers to these narratives
  8. 8. www.impacts08.netwww.beatrizgarcia.net … but this story has not really been told … • As a result, the Olympic Games, is mainly perceived, celebrated or opposed as a global sports event and a multimillion commercial venture • But what about the opportunities / provocations that may emerge out of the many other culturally significant layers embedding the Games as part of a international, historically relevant and arts inspiring movement?
  9. 9. www.impacts08.netwww.beatrizgarcia.net The Cultural Olympiad as an opportunity to move forward …
  10. 10. www.impacts08.netwww.beatrizgarcia.net • I would like to propose the Cultural Olympiad, as the arts-led dimension of the Games and the most intellectually stimulating opportunity for Olympic narrative • The Cultural Olympiad could provide the best platform to keep the ‘movement’ actually moving… • But you need this story to be told Discussion…
  11. 11. www.impacts08.netwww.beatrizgarcia.net Thank you Dr Beatriz Garcia www.beatrizgarcia.net email@beatrizgarcia.net

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