TOURING OLYMPIA , 2008
As part of the Anytime, Anyplace symposium at Pasadena City College (March
14, 2008), the Travel Office and Sarah Ross led a tour of Exposition Park,
set in a fictional near future of 2030. The collapse of the Olympic Games occurred
in Los Angeles in 2020, just as the city was set to become Olympia for a third
time, but was defeated by a global athlete walkout in the face of global economic
and political depression. The tour concluded with a reading of "Ode to
Sport", a poem written by the "Father of the Modern Olympic Games," Pierre
de Coubertin and a reenactment of the last torch lighting ceremony.
Image above courtesy of Claude Willey.
DOCUMENTATION & RELATED RESOURCES
Audio Tour of the Exposition Park, 2008
Touring Olympia, our audio guide and book, is no longer being printed, but you can purchase remaining copies from our friends at Half Letter Press. The audio and accompanying guide map are available to download.
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