What happens to a city after the Olympics are gone? This question is asked frequently these days, now mostly concerning the East London area. The exhibition on The Post-Olympic City, opened today in Storefront, New York, tries to answer this question.
“The Olympic City” is an ongoing project by Pack and Hustwit that looks at the legacy of the Olympic Games in former host cities around the world. Since 2008, Pack and Hustwit have sought out and photographed the successes and failures, the forgotten remnants and ghosts of the Olympic spectacle. Thus far they’ve documented Athens, Barcelona, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Montreal, Lake Placid, Rome, and Sarajevo, with plans to document Beijing, Moscow, Berlin, London, and other Olympic cities.