Stop the Screen: taking on a giant advertiser (guest blog)

Thanks to Julia Williams for this guest blog telling her story of the sudden appearance of a large digital advertising screen immediately outside her flat in Barking & Dagenham in 2021. You can also find a recording of Julia’s plenary talk at the Adfree Cities national conference in May 2022 here, and embedded below. It’s…Continue reading Stop the Screen: taking on a giant advertiser (guest blog)

Network it! Wrap up of our 2022 Beyond Consumerism conference

Thank you to all who came along to our Beyond Consumerism conference on Saturday 14th May 2022, and for being part of the energy, networking and action planning to create thriving public spaces free from corporate advertising. We had an amazing day full of inspiring speakers, discussion and music, with a creative space and several…Continue reading Network it! Wrap up of our 2022 Beyond Consumerism conference

What would you want to see instead of ads? 

Adblock groups across the UK have been reclaiming public space for communities over advertisers, in a weekend of coordinated “six-sheet cover up” actions. In Bristol, Norwich and Lambeth, adblockers covered up adverts for burgers and coke with giant sheets of paper inviting passers-by to write, draw, scribble and answer polls.  The cover up also happened…Continue reading What would you want to see instead of ads?