Spoof Posters Mocking Corporate Sponsors Of The Paris Climate Talks Appear Across The City
Over the weekend more than 600 pieces of artwork have appeared in Paris, critiquing the corporate sponsoring of the COP21 climate talks taking place there during the next two weeks. Installed in advertising spaces across the city, the posters aim to show how major polluters try to promote themselves as part of the solution when actually they are part of the problem.
Organized by the activist group Brandalism, the spoof posters poke fun at and aim to expose not just the apparent corporate hypocrisy ofcompanies contributing to climate change sponsoring the climate talks, but also that of the major world leaders, such as President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Franois Hollande, and Prime Minister David Cameron.
The group states that: We are taking their spaces back because we want to challenge the role advertising plays in promoting unsustainable consumerism. Because the advertising industry force feeds our desires for products created from fossil fuels, they are intimately connected to causing climate change. The artworks have been created by over 80 artists from 19 countries across the globe.
World leaders and politicianshaven’t escaped a mocking by the group either.
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