Over the course of 2016, Brandalism worked with friends from around the world to establish the Subvertisers International – a new network of artists and activists in 10 countries around the world. Our trans-national network uses the twin strands of activism DNA – creativity and civil disobedience, to imagine a world beyond consumerism.
Our new collective was founded on 10th May 2106 by representatives of Brandalism (UK+), Consume Hasta Morir (ESP), Le Collectif des Déboulonneurs (FRA), Democratic Media Please (AUS), Dies Irae (GER), NoAdDay (Int),Vermibus (ESP), ContraPublicidad (ARG), Public Ad Campaign (US), Résistance à l’agression publicitaire (R.A.P) (FRA), Robert Johnson (RJ) & Commission AntiPub Nuit Debout (CAP) (FRA) and Special Patrol Group (UK).
The SI launched on 22nd – 25th March 2017 with an international campaign entitled #SubvertTheCity.
#SubvertTheCity saw the world’s first coordinated international ad takeover & over 60 creative actions in 38 cities in 18 countries around the world. From Norway to Uganda, from Iran to Belgium, and from Argentina to Australia, people around the world took creativity into the streets to challenge corporate advertising in public space as together we collectively re-imagined what our cities and societies could be in the age of post-consumerism.