Some months ago, I went to see the documentary film “This Space Available“, about the grassroots movement around the world fighting for the protection of public spaces from advertisers. I’m quite happy that people and city governments are addressing it. Without laws protecting citizens’ quality of life and enforcing them, advertising and promotion seeps into all corners of life. Balance must be ensured. It’s not just Sao Paolo that banned outdoor billboards. Since the early 80s, Houston, Texas has too.
In another clip below, the protestors had created a notice of condemnation under the guise of a supposedly official city organization. Funny part is, they altered my organization’s logo and letterhead to make it seem official
Here’s some links for further exploration: