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Peter Murray Olympic t-shirt protest

NLA chair launches T-shirt protest against Olympic marketing rules

Dezeen Wire: angered that architects, engineers and suppliers have been unable to promote their Olympics-related work because of a marketing agreement with London 2012 organisers, New London Architecture chair Peter Murray aims to provoke debate on the subject at today's Creative Industries Summit in London by wearing a T-shirt listing all the architects and engineers involved in London 2012.

"Only Populous and Atkins, of those commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), can do this because they are 'Third Tier' sponsors," says Murray. "Privately, ministers suggest that architects should ignore the ban, but [they] will not say so publicly."

Despite this, Prime Minister David Cameron has organised the Creative Industries Summit at Lancaster House to promote British businesses through their involvement with the games.

"A report by the former chairman of the ODA has recommended that the ban should be lifted, but the Government says that cannot happen until next year, by which time it will be too late and the world's attention will have shifted to Rio." Murray told Dezeen.

The summit is being streamed live today with speakers including Apple designer Jonathan Ive and architect Richard Rogers.

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Peter Murray Olympic t-shirt protest