The Art of Dissent

Book and events June-September 2012

The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London's Olympic State brings together a body of work that has emerged in response to the arrival of the Olympics in East London.

Artists, writers, film makers, academics, photographers and activists intervene in the dominant discourse, language and images of regeneration and the Games. The book examines both the political economy of the mega-event and the silenced history of Lower Lea valley, making a powerful case against the politics of erasure and the corporatisation of urban space. Issues of land grab, displacement, military urbanism and exceptional measures of legal protection are explored through essays, images, poetry, fiction and installations.

Edited by Hilary Powell and Isaac Marrero . Published by Marshgate Press. Designed by See Studio.   2012.
Thanks to everyone who has helped make this  -  all the fantastic contributors , supporters, UCL, Middlesex, UGRG and many many more.

Join us at one of the many events over the summer to celebrate the launch of The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London's OlympicState .

Book Launch:Part 1
Please do come along to our launch event on Saturday 16th June 2012. From 2-5pm we'll be at the Chisenhale Gallery  with The Landscape of Dissent: London 2012 and the transformation of the East End - a panel discussion as part of the gallery's Open Research programme chaired by Mike Raco, Professor of Urban and Regional Governance, The Bartlett, UCL and including Anna Minton, author of Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the twenty-first-century city, Paul Watt, Senior Lecturer Urban Studies, Birkbeck, Alberto Duman, artist and lecturer, Middlesex University and Laura Oldfield Ford, artist and writer.
Book Launch:Part 2           
The Chisenhale event on Saturday 16th June 2012 will be followed by an evening waterside celebration in collaboration with Word on the Water floating bookshop and Carlton Cafe, Hackney Wick Fish Island, 6-11pm. Join us at the Chisenhale for a nice walk down the canal or meet us there. RSVP if possible to so we have an idea of numbers and call 07939 559309 if you get lost.

One Day in the City

Isaac and Hilary will introduce the book as part of One Day In The City on Friday 15th June 2012 during a day of presentations  as part of UCL Festival of London and Literature introduced by Iain Sinclair. The book will then feature in the associated exhibition  in UCL South Cloisters throughout the summer.

5 July - 1 Sep 2012, The Art of Dissent will take the form of an exhibition at See Studio, Hackney Wick. Co-curated by Daren Ellis and Isaac Marrero-Guillamon.

Buy the Book
The book will be available to buy at our events  and also (from 15th June) from an increasing range of bookshops including RIBA bookshops, the AA bookshop , Pages of Hackney  and many more independent booksellers ­ list of stockists coming on our website. Available direct to trade through the book's distributor Central Books .
Open City
Find us at this year's Open City: London Documentary Festival. Thursday 21st June 6.30pm (Birkbeck Room B20) join us for 'Images and the London Olympics', a cross-disciplinary panel discussion organised as part of 'Picturing Place' in collaboration with CILAVS .  Saturday 23rd June 6:30pm  film screenings and discussion in the Cinema Tent, Torrington Square, WC1.

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