Truculent Olympics

Raquel Rolnik

Within the past week, the Olymipic plan for the city of Rio de Janeiro has revealed a strong ambiguity in the quality of large urban development projects. Investments in public infrastructure, transport and sporting facilities arrive at the same pace as regrettable episodes of basic human rights violations and disrespect for the human condition.

The following video is an excerpt from a recording made one of these mornings in which the machines advanced over homes in the community of Restinga.