Is global sustainability possible in our society? | Jon Alexander | TEDxUCL by TEDx Talks   4 years ago

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What are we doing to ourselves when we tell ourselves constantly - through the medium of ever-more pervasive advertising - that we are Consumers? And what would it look like to put all the creativity that currently goes into that, into involving people in society as Citizens?

Jon spent a decade working at big name ad agencies, on some of the world's biggest brands, all the while asking deeper and deeper questions about the role of his industry in society. His conclusions will shock and inspire you.

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