Seeing Olympic effects through the eyes of marginally housed youth: Changing places and the gentrification of East London
This paper examines the impact of the 2012 London Summer Olympics on low-income and marginally housed young people living in the London borough of Newham - one of six east London 'Olympic boroughs'. Drawing on photo-journals created by the youth the summer before the Olympic Games were scheduled to begin (July 2011), the research makes use of photo-elicitation techniques in order to explore such Olympic-related impacts as gentrification, displacement and the loss of a sense of place for local young residents.
Kennelly, J.J, & Watt, P. (Paul). (2012). Seeing Olympic effects through the eyes of marginally housed youth: Changing places and the gentrification of East London. Visual Studies, 27(2), 151–160. doi:10.1080/1472586X.2012.677496