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Fools' Gold: the urban geo-politics of Rio 2016

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by Christopher Gaffney on 27 April 2014

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Transcript of Fools' Gold: the urban geo-politics of Rio 2016

Fools' Gold: the urban geo-politics of Rio 2016
Christopher Gaffney
ctgaffney@id.uff.br
www.geostadia.com
@geostadia

Professor Visitante
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro

Results of the War in/on Rio
:
Militarization and polarization
Fragmentation and funneling
Gentrification and speculation
(and spectaularization)
Consolidation of power

Lucas Faulhaber, UFF
The players and their fields
Media and Public Relations
Armed factions
(Drug traffic, Military Police, Civil Police, Federal Military, militias)
Combatants and Civilians
political coalitions and individual actors
geo-political objectives:
market expansion
territorial control
capital accumulation
consolidate power
asfalto, morro:: centro, periferia
collusion, permission, co-dependency, transgression, votes
capital interests; sports, business, media alliance;
advertising + rights
discourse, consensus and ideology
Baseline conditions
a
generation
of neo-liberalising politics / policies
a
decade
of mega-events
extreme
social divides
produce
counter-insurgency
warfare
absence
of a social contract
mega-events as moment of heightened
tension + consolidation
no consensus, resolution through
"just conflict"

the urban battlefield
Tactics and techniques of conquest
Occupation and Appeasment
Accumulation by Dispossession
eliomar.com.br
Physical Restructuring
State-led real-estate speculation
Shocks and exceptions
Lucas Feilhaber, UFF
Cartography by Jake Cummings, 2013
ETTERN, UFRJ
Maré, Rio de Janeiro, April 2014
Vila Autódromo, April 2014
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