ONLINE, MEDIA Comments on the Olympics in London and their impact on communities

Vice Magazine’s ‘Guide to the Olympics,’ a 30-minute documentary (in four parts, starting here: ), offers, among other more sensationalist bits, interviews with residents of Carpenter’s Estate in the Borough of Newham, living on the ‘doorstep’ of the Games. The documentary also features author Iain Sinclair ( ), who argues that the Olympics represent ‘degeneration rather than regeneration’ for communities in East London [see also: ].

Laura Falender
H-Urban List Editor
PhD fellow in History
University of Oslo