The Stealthy Politics of Urban Advertising

From billsticking to billboards to graffiti to guerrilla marketing, civic and commercial interests have long fought to control the visual environment of the city. The contest continues in our own era of proliferating media and consolidating corporations.

From billboards to graffiti to guerrilla marketing, civic and commercial interests have long fought to control the visual environment of the city. Today the contest is more heated than ever.

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  • Aaron Rothman
  • Naomi Stead
  • Keith Eggener
  • Alan Thomas

Aaron Rothman

Aaron Rothman is a columnist for Places. A monograph of his artwork, Signal Noise, is forthcoming from Radius Books.

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Naomi Stead

Naomi Stead is a columnist for Places. She is an architecture critic and Head of Architecture at Monash University.

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Keith Eggener

Keith Eggener is a columnist for Places. He is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon.

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Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas is a columnist for Places. He is Editorial Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Press and a photographer specializing in urban landscape.

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