X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Urban Hacktivists Turn Toronto’s Info Pillars into Modern Art with a Message

by Hazel Chua
Advertisement

You’ll find over 35 different billboards in the streets of Toronto which are ironically called ‘Info Pillars’, considering the fact that they’re used to display ads and not information. So what’s an urban hacktivist to do, when the redesign of these Info Pillars have replaced bike parking and caused the cutting down of trees by the sidewalks? Occupy the pillars, that’s what!

Toronto Street Ads

Members of the cARTographyTO creative team took down the ads that previously occupied these Info Pillars and instead replaced them with art installations, some containing actual bikes and art maps.

Toronto Street Ads

The more entertaining ones include interactive chalkboards where passersby can write down their own thoughts, opinions, or messages to the rest of Toronto. Through their efforts, cARTographyTO has managed to raise public awareness regarding the issue, encouraging the city to use them for disseminating information, as their name asserts.

[via Pop Up City]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Zygote Short Film Is Neill Blomkamp at His Best

Zygote Short Film Is Neill Blomkamp at His Best

Here’s Kylo Ren’s New TIE Fighter: The TIE Silencer

Here’s Kylo Ren’s New TIE Fighter: The TIE Silencer

Memento Honest Trailer

Memento Honest Trailer

Stone Island Ice Knit Crewneck Sweater

Stone Island Ice Knit Crewneck Sweater

Ferrari May be Working on a SUV

Ferrari May be Working on a SUV

Jeep Renegade Turned into a Mini Comanche Pickup Truck

Jeep Renegade Turned into a Mini Comanche Pickup Truck