Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
critic: Carla LEITAO
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Jillian CRANDALL: For decades, the Olympic games have been used as leverage in cities to generate tourism and to fund infrastructural developments. In actuality, the event more often leaves a disproportionate amount of damage in its wake—environmentally, financially, and infrastructurally. The central problem of the Olympics is that while technology and culture continue to evolve, and while performative limits are transgressed each day, the fundamental nature of the event has remained stagnant.