Visual activism in the urban landscape #3 – questioning how women’s bodies are displayed

The third post on visual activism in the urban landscape, I found this one day in September outside Marks and Spencer’s on St Mary’s Gate in the city centre of Manchester.

This Pussy Riot-styled and carefully placed translucent sticker (I presume intentionally positioned), is both seen and not seen. I have no idea how long it had been there, or how long it stayed in place. I thought it was great: how the image really interrupted the shop’s branding and asked questions about how women’s bodies are looked at and displayed as part of our consumerist culture.





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