Advertisement-free Cities

What if we strip our towns from outdoor advertisements, which dominate public spaces for quite a some time..

 

 

CATS – the Citizens Advertising Takeover Service did that for you in London and the result is marvellous.

 

It was funded via Kickstarter by almost 700 people who pledged over 23k GBP to get the project up and running, and as organizer James Turner noted in a blog, “This isn’t a clever marketing stunt. The people behind it are volunteers. We want to inspire people to think differently about the world and realize they have the power to change it.” (boredpanda)

 

Check it out:

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Image Credit: boredpanda

 

The result shows how much our public space is occupied by advertisements, and how they are commodified silently. It also shows potentials to use these spaces for public art (or other good causes) instead of serving for more consumption. Thanks CATS for making a point with out feline friends 🙂

 

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