Aims & Objectives

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this project is to address:

  • the spatial regulation of informal sex economies during a sports mega event (SME),
  • the normalization of specific sexual identities/practices through these processes, and
  • the key challenges this poses for sex-workers.

We are doing so through a series of complimentary work packages that focus on: the official destination positioning and regeneration of certain pockets of Rio, and; photo-elicitation, interviews and ethnographic field work that allow us to explore event-led urbanism and sexual commerce from the points of view of participants.