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London’s Olympic waterscape: capturing transition

London’s Olympic waterscape: capturing transition
London’s Olympic waterscape: capturing transition
The waterways of London are an essential component of the city, with the River Thames playing a prominent role in the heritage, history and identity of place. The upcoming 2012 Olympics are highlighting the Lea Valley waterways in east London as another important part of London’s waterscape, expanding London’s global presence as a ‘water city’. As part of the Creative Campus Initiative, we undertook a project based on the broad themes of water, London and the Olympics that would give voice to the changes taking place. The result is London’s Olympic Waterscape, a 20-minute film comprising both ‘expert’ interview material discussing broad themes and developments and an embodied record of our engagement with the Olympic area during a brief period in the construction process. The present article is about the journey we took through and around the east London ‘Olympic’ waterways as we attempted to capture this transitional moment on video.
waterways, waterscape, east london, olympics, 2012
1352-7258
125-138
Anton, Michael
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Garrett, Bradley L.
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Hess, Alison
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Miles, Ellie
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Moreau, Terri
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Anton, Michael
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Garrett, Bradley L.
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Hess, Alison
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Miles, Ellie
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Anton, Michael, Garrett, Bradley L., Hess, Alison, Miles, Ellie and Moreau, Terri (2013) London’s Olympic waterscape: capturing transition. [in special issue: Examining the Olympics: Heritage, Identity and Performance] International Journal of Heritage Studies, 19 (2), 125-138. (doi:10.1080/13527258.2011.643911).

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The waterways of London are an essential component of the city, with the River Thames playing a prominent role in the heritage, history and identity of place. The upcoming 2012 Olympics are highlighting the Lea Valley waterways in east London as another important part of London’s waterscape, expanding London’s global presence as a ‘water city’. As part of the Creative Campus Initiative, we undertook a project based on the broad themes of water, London and the Olympics that would give voice to the changes taking place. The result is London’s Olympic Waterscape, a 20-minute film comprising both ‘expert’ interview material discussing broad themes and developments and an embodied record of our engagement with the Olympic area during a brief period in the construction process. The present article is about the journey we took through and around the east London ‘Olympic’ waterways as we attempted to capture this transitional moment on video.

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e-pub ahead of print date: February 2012
Published date: 2013
Keywords: waterways, waterscape, east london, olympics, 2012
Organisations: Geography & Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 368954
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/368954
ISSN: 1352-7258
PURE UUID: beb5da66-9ed4-46a8-9cda-70521cb6f5e1
ORCID for Bradley L. Garrett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0414-3175

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Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:22

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Author: Michael Anton
Author: Alison Hess
Author: Ellie Miles
Author: Terri Moreau

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