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Action Talk: Reclaiming the streets with ad-busting

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7 October

18:00 – 20:00

MIR, Markveien 61, Oslo

Organiser Growlab Oslo

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Photo: Jordan Seiler

How can ad-busting be a mean of hacking the city and reclaiming the streets? Artist Jordan Seiler will share his two decade long experience on reacting and interacting on outdoor advertisement and his development of artistic tools as a response.

The american artist and activist Jordan Seiler visits Oslo and will in his talk illustrate why he believes that public space and the public's interaction with that space is a vital component of our city's health, drawing upon two decades of experience at the forefront of numerous ground-breaking civic media projects. Seiler has been on a mission since the early 2000´s to make the visual realm in public space more democratic by challenging the predominance of outdoor advertising.

The Action Talk is a part of the project Action City, an informal urban activist school which aims to transform ideas, struggles and dreams for the city into action. Through a series of workshops and Action Talks, Action City seeks to share artistic and creative tools that increase the citizen participation in city development. The project is led by Growlab Oslo and supported by The City of Oslo and Arts Council Norway.

Jordan Seiler is a New York-based artist and activist working with issues of advertising and collective agency. Since the early 2000s, Seiler has coopted advertising spaces to display artwork, and orchestrated large-scale ‘takeovers’ to draw attention to the overwhelming amount of advertising in public space. Read more.

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The event might be photographed/filmed for public use.