Dreaming an ad-free Bristol: workshop (SPACE Open - Part I)

AddressPRSC HQ, 17 - 25 Jamaica Street
CountyBristol (GB017)

PRSC HQ, 17 - 25 Jamaica Street
Bristol (GB017)
Tel 2017-12-14
Categoria Events

Dreaming an ad-free Bristol: a creative workshop to re-imagine our city streets led by AdBlock Bristol. Billboards are everywhere in Bristol, including an increasing number of intrusive, bright, energy-intensive digital screens. Advertising has become so much a part of our lives that many of usdon’t question them, and some people say they don’t notice the ads. This is what the advertisers want us to think – so they can carry on feeding us messages to consume, spend or borrow, without us even realising it. How can we shift the debate on outdoor advertising so that we can become more aware of the impacts of corporate advertising we see on our streets, and the damage to our health, wellbeing, environment and local economy? Adblock Bristol is a group challenging corporate outdoor advertising in Bristol.

We want to make Bristol the first UK city to be free from corporate billboards. Sounds great, doesn’t it? We need your help to make it happen. We’ll explore how advertising works, what impacts it has, and why your favourite brand of beans may not be as special as you think. We’ll discuss how we can break through the barrage of consumer nonsense and expose the myths behind the advertising industry. Led by Nicola Round and Robbie Gillett. This event is part of SPACE Open - Part I - Celebrating PRSC people, tenants and friends.

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