Project activities

Academic presentations & conference participation

29.04.17  “We are not trash to be thrown away”: Opposing Olympic removals in Rio de Janeiro. Presented at the 2017 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress, Lima, 29 April – 1 May.

15.11.16  “Dirty Games: Fighting Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro”. Presented at the annual SAMKUL programme seminar organised by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR), in Oslo.

31.10.16  ”Lives Uprooted: Urban Inequality and Forced Evictions in Rio de Janeiro”. Presented at the Centre for International Health, University of Bergen.

02.09.16  Participation in the roundtable ”Brazil: Dimensions of Crisis and Perspectives on Opportunities” at the 2016      NorLARNet (Norwegian Latin America Research Network) Conference, Bergen 31 August – 2 September.

—  ”Making “Dirty Games”: Researching Urban Inequality through Film”. Presented at the 2016 NorLARNet (Norwegian Latin America Research Network) Conference, Bergen 31 August – 2 September.

29.05.16  ”#urbanizaja: social media and the dynamics of protest in the Olympic city Rio de Janeiro”. Presented at the 2016 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress, New York, 27 – 31 May.

26.11.15  #sosfavela: Representações digitais da violência e desigualdade no Rio de Janerio. Presented at ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing), Rio de Janeiro.

27.05.15  ”Copa pra Quem? (Who is the World Cup for?): Social Fragmentation and Anti-World Cup Activism”. Presented at the 2015 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 27 – 30 May.

06.03.15 #sosfavelas: Digital Representations of Violence and Inequality in Rio de Janeiro. Presented at the workshop Rethinking Latin American Inequalities, University of Bergen, 5 – 6 March 2015.

05.11.14  «Problemet er at vi ikke aner hvor dette bærer»: dystopiske fremtidsforestillinger i sportsarrangementenes tid. Presented at the workshop Fremtidsforestillinger, University of  Bergen.

06.06.13  Presentation of the postdoctoral project “Trust as a precondition for socio-economic development: what can we learn from the case of Brazil?” at NIBR (Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research).

 

Other presentations/communication of research results

2017. (with José Alejandro Huidobro Goya) premiere screening of the project documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro  at Café Sanaa, Bergen, 7 September. The screening was followed by a panel conversation the impact of sporting mega-events on urban development and inequality. Participants: Christopher Gaffney, Tomas Salem, Margit Ystanes, José Alejandro Huidobro Goya and Cecilie Ødegaard.

2017.  Presentation of the film project Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro  at the cultural event Pavel’s Juke Joint at Madam Felle, Bergen, 30 August.

2017.  Presentation of the film Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro (work in progress), as part of the public seminar The Right to the City: the New Urban Agenda vs Observed Realities in Latin America organised by Einar Braathen at NIBR, Oslo, 17 August.

2017.  OL og eksklusjon av fattige i Rio de Janeiro (The Olympics and Exclusion of the Poor in Rio de Janeiro). Lecture held as part of an annual event aimed at teachers, offering updates on new research in their fields (faglig-pedagogisk dag), at the University of Bergen, 3 February.

2016. Participated in the film screening and panel debate ”Drømmen om Rio: OL og VM for hvem?”, 22 September. The event was part of The Norwegian Research Council’s annual research festival Forskningsdagene.

2016. Production of educational material on food security, climate change and social inequality for documentary school screenings at the Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF) 20 – 28 September.

2016. Organised the documentary film seminar The Olympic Dream at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, 23 May.

2016. Participated in the panel debate When Sports and Human Rights Collide, organised by SAIH Bergen, 20 April.

2016. Organised the open lecture Living with Olympic Security at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, 19 April.

2016. #sosfavela: Digitale representasjoner av vold og ulikhet I OL-byen Rio de Janeiro (#sosfavelas: Digital Representations of Violence and Inequality in the Olympic City Rio de Janeiro). Lecture held as part of an annual event aimed at teachers, offering updates on new research in their fields (faglig-pedagogisk dag), at the University of Bergen, 5 February.

2015. [with Iselin Åsedotter Strønen] Organised the panel debate “Rethinking Inequalities in Latin America” at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, 6 March.