To Discover a New Tomorrow

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Chiesa, Angela




This thesis aims to critique the financial waste that is a result of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The project proposes a hypothetical underground Bank for money laundering which would use government money and turn it into profit for individual and corporate investors. The research examines how Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, speculates on how the Government of Japan intends to spend funds allocated for the Games and how the government and major corporations might mismanage or misuse these large sums of money. The thesis is a series of annotated images that describe this hypothetical narrative. It shows the perspectives of a series of characters through the city, in order to reveal some of the harsh realities that come with hosting the Olympics. By using a research-by-design methodology, the thesis explores the front and back-of house relationship of the project, site and people that are integral to the Olympics.






Carleton University

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