Olympic legacies / Sanne Derks, Martijn Koster, Martijn Oosterbaan

Derks, Sanne | Koster, Martijn | Oosterbaan, Martijn

Expectations of urban upgrading projects in light of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro oscillated between hopeful prospects and pessimistic anticipation. This photo essay provides insights into the displacement that took place against the backdrop of these mega‐events. In both text and images, it zooms in on the consequences of an urban development program that was carried out in the run‐up to the Olympics in two favelas bordering Rio’s affluent South Zone. It shows residents’ diverse ways of dealing with the intervention and its aftermath.

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