Two Olympic Cities: London and Tokyo

How do the Olympic Games transform the faces of cities? How should we understand the relations between the Olympics, politics, economy, society and ideology? As a preparatory project for the international symposium ‘London, Rio, Tokyo Olympics’ held in Goldsmiths College, University of London on 8-10 July 2017, this workshop focuses on the media archives and the Paralympics through the comparative studies of two Olympic cities; London and Tokyo.

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 13:00-16:00
Venue: Room 5-410, Department of Music, Ueno Campus, Tokyo University of the Arts
Address: 12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo

*No Reservation Required.All Welcome.
*Languages: English and Japanese


  • Mike Featherstone [Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London]
  • Shunya Yoshimi [Professor, IIIS, University of Tokyo]
  • Hajime Shiraishi [Journalist, Director of OurPlanet-TV]
  • Tomoko Tamari [Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London]

Chair and Discussant: Yoshitaka Mōri [Professor, GA, Tokyo University of the Arts]