Calling Time on the Grand Project
Hamish Hamilton 2011
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In the run-up to the 2012 Olympics, London's most indefatigable psychogeographer embarked on a series of expeditions to uncover the meaning and legacy of the grands projets beloved of politicians and planners. Starting in his own neighbourhood of Hackney - then about to be invaded by developers - he walked along the Thames to Oxford, crossed Morecambe Bay in the footsteps of drowned Chinese cockle-pickers, visited the deserted Olympic stadia of Athens - and exposed an Orwellian dystopia scarred by vanity and greed.