Saturday, October 15, 2011

This Space Available Documentary

'PublicAdCampaign is excited to announce the world premier of the full length documentary film This Space Available, on November 5th at 7pm. The film investigates the topic of Visual Pollution in our global community through the eyes of industry insiders, governmental agencies and public activists like myself. While I have yet to see the film myself, I expect the film to be an even handed account of this pressing global issue meant to spur debate on the topic and build a critical platform on which further discussion can occur. There will be a Q&A after the screening for anyone who would like to discuss the issue further with the participants and film makers. 

To purchase tickets for the This Space Available premier at the DOC NYC fest at the IFC theater on 11-05-11, please visit the DOC NYC website [HERE].' 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sao Paulo Bikecapetas

Including many views of URS chapter Sao Paulo's work; Bicycle and Slow (Devagar Vidas) Stencils.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lego My Bike Lane

Dupont Street Toronto.


Lego my bike lane! 

This morning Toronto's Urban Repair Squad (URS) got down to fixing the city's broken infrastructure once again. The City's recent and mind-boggling financial investment in the removal of cycling safety infrastructure motivated the anonymous group of urban citizens to bring their construction kits to the corner of Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue. Goal: To repair damage done to the Dupont bicycle lane three weeks prior. Is Dupont Street a throughway for all urban commuters to traverse the East and West parameters of the city? The Urban Repair Squad thinks so. Streets need to work for everyone, not just cars. Commuters on bicycles continue to use Dupont as their necessary travel route to work, eat, and play. But, their infrastructure needs are being pulled out from under their... wheels. Urban Repair Squad holds true to a vision of a fairer city that adapts to the diversity of our citizens' transportation choices. In response to the removal of the Dupont lanes, for the duration of this morning's rush hour, the squad re-installed a more flexible, modular system of bike lane infrastructure. This installation is proof that building a safe cycling infrastructure is really just child's play.
This action was done in solidarity with cyclists who use Birchmount and Pharmacy, whose bike lane's are being removed as we write.
Councillor Ana Bailao's response to proposed removal, posted July 22, 2011:

Spotted: NOW Magazine Oct. 13, 2011

More photos:

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pissoir Publique

P1100675 by Martinho
P1100675, a photo by Martinho on Flickr.
Installation during Nuit Blanche 2011 Toronto. Urban Repair Squad and volunteers install a public toilet at Queen & Lisgar. "The merchants and residents of Ossington Village thanks you for peeing on these doors instead of peeing on our doors." Sponsored by French wine company Piat D'Or.