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02/17 ATHENS: FORMAL/SPONTANEOUS

The Afterlife of the Olympic Stadium: Between Formality and Informality

Jilly Traganou

 
There is nothing more formal when it comes to public architecture than the inauguration of Olympic facilities. The Athens 2004 Olym-pics were endorsed by both the state and local elites and were surrounded by the expected fanfare. At the same time they generated various processes of informality with the participation of various unauthorized or unexpected actors. 

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