Pollution Pods

Take a fascinating journey through the pollution and air quality of cities across the world in Michael Pinsky’s powerful and immersive installation.

Step inside a series of climatically controlled pods and compare five contrasting global environments where the air quality, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide levels of five cities is recreated. Starting with the truly clean air of Tautra in Norway, audiences continue through the astonishing smog and pollution of London, New Delhi, Beijing and Sao Paolo.

After its premiere opening in Tautra, Norway, Pollution Pods has been experienced by over 30,000 visitors in London, Geneva, Bremerhaven, Vancouver, Manchester, Dorset, Melbourne and New York. Inspiring world leaders and youth activists during the UN Climate Summit, and headlining the UN WHO’s first Global Conference on Air Pollution and Climate Change, the artwork has reaching millions more through media coverage and rave reviews.

Around the World

“In the Pollution Pods, I have tried to distil the whole bodily sense of being in each place. For instance, being in São Paulo seems like a sanctuary compared to New Delhi, until your eyes start to water from the sensation of ethanol, whilst Tautra is unlike any air you’ll have ever breathed before, it is so pure.”

Michael Pinsky

Five geodesic domes are connected to form a ring. Within each dome the air quality of five global cities is recreated. A carefully mixed recipe emulates the relative presence of ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide which pollute these cities. Starting from the hosting city, the visitor passes through increasingly polluted cells, from dry and cold locations to hot and humid.

The release of toxic gases from domestic and industrial sources both increase the rate of global warming and have a direct effect on our present day health. In the West, in cities such as London, one in five children suffer from asthma. Whilst in the developing countries such as Delhi, over half the children have stunted lung development and will never completely recover. However, this pollution is difficult to understand through images, as the smog of such as Delhi seems almost romantic and much of the most dangerous toxins are not visible at all.

Much of this pollution is driven by the insatiable appetite of capitalist consumerism. Whilst we here in the developed world live in an environment with relatively clean air, people in countries such as China and India are being poisoned by the air borne toxins created from industries fulfilling orders from the West.

The experience of walking through Pollution Pods demonstrates that these worlds are interconnected and interdependent – we feel, taste and smell the environments that are the norm for a huge swathe of the world’s population. Our need for ever cheaper goods is reflected in the ill health of many people in world and in the ill health of our planet as a whole. In this installation we can feel, taste and smell the environments that are the norm for a huge swathe of the world’s population.

Further information

About the Project

The Pollution Pods were developed as part of Climart an interdisciplinary and international research project, which has brought together environmental psychologists, natural scientists and artists in order to investigate how environmental art functions as a tool for climate change communication. The Climart team collaborated with chemists at the Norwegian Institute of Air Research and AirLabs to produce convincing representations of polluted air in cities around the world. This research has expanded to included scent specialists from the UK and Holland. The installation was first shown in Trondheim as part of the STARMUS festival which combined presentations from leading artists, astronauts and scientists including Steven Hawkins and Charlie Duke. Subsequently, the installation was shown in Somerset House in London.

The Pollution Pods were developed as part of Climart an interdisciplinary and international research project, which has brought together environmental psychologists, natural scientists and artists in order to investigate how environmental art functions as a tool for climate change communication. The Climart team collaborated with chemists at the Norwegian Institute of Air Research and AirLabs to produce convincing representations of polluted air in cities around the world. This research has expanded to included scent specialists from the UK and Holland. The installation was first shown in Trondheim as part of the STARMUS festival which combined presentations from leading artists, astronauts and scientists including Steven Hawkins and Charlie Duke. Subsequently, the installation was shown in Somerset House in London.

Pollution Pods has been central to the Climart research project where a team of psychologists from the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) have been trying to establish whether art can change people’s perception of climate change.

The Climart Team

Christian A. Klöckner, environmental psychologist, NTNU (project leader)
David Buckland, Director, Cape Farewell
Sam Jury, artist, (co-coordinator)
Laura Sommer, environmental psychologist, NTNU
Paul Stern, environmental psychologist, National Research Council
Janet Swim, environmental psychologist, Penn State University
Martina Zienert & Joachim Borner, environmental communicators, Kolleg fuer Management und Gestaltung, nachhaltiger Entwicklung
Peter Huybers, climate scientist, Harvard University
Edgar Hertwich, environmental scientist, Yale University

Michael Pinsky

Michael Pinsky is a British artist whose work has been shown in galleries and public spaces internationally. Taking the combined roles of artist, urban planner, activist, researcher, and citizen he often starts residencies and commissions without a specified agenda, working with local people and resources, allowing the physical, social and political environment to define his working methodology. Past work has been shown at TATE Britain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu; Saatchi Gallery; Victoria and Albert Museum; Institute for Contemporary Art, London; La Villette, Paris; BALTIC, Gateshead; Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow and more.

Supported by

The creation of Pollution Pods has been generously supported by the following organisations: Airlabs, Build With Hubs, Cape Farewell, International Flavors & Fragrances Ltd, King’s College London, Norwegian Research Council, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), The Norwegian Institute of Air Research (NILU), University of East London.

The Artwork consists of a frame made from Norwegian reclaimed wood with bark on the external face. From this hangs a PVC bioplastic membrane. The pollution is safely emulated in a variety of different ways within the Pods using humidifiers, haze generators, scent diffusers, fans and an ozone machine. The temperature and humidity is regulated by heaters and air conditioners. The overall Artwork requires a peak power supply of 125amps, though the current it pulls on average is under 30amps.

During transportation, this Artwork is packed within eight wooden, palletted crates each 1.2 x 1.0 x 1.5 metres and a single crate measuring 2.3 x 1 x 1.3 and weighing approximately 2300 kilos in total. The preferable mode of transport is by sea freight and/or lorry.

The construction of the Artwork requires four Cape Farewell technicians supported by up to eight local crew, working over three days. The deconstruction requires two Cape Farewell technicians supported by up to eight local crew, working over one and a half days. Whilst the Artwork is open to the public it requires a minimum of two invigilators to interact and manage the visitors.  In each Po dis a digital screen displaying the City name and the local air pollution information specific to that location.

The Artwork needs to be closed when wind speeds exceed 30mph and a wind management plan is included in the full Health and Safety documentation available.

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Pollution Pods has been experienced by over 30,000 visitors around the world to rave reviews and reach millions through media coverage. Hear what’s been said…


The Earth Issue 004 (USA) The Partition of the World David Cross, Oct

CBC (Ca) What on Earth: How the arts might help us grapple with climate change Lisa Johnson, Aug

The Ecologist  A siren call from culture David Buckland, Aug

Real Leaders (USA)  Will Inhaling the Pollution From 5 Major Cities Change Your Mind? Editor, July

Connaissance des Arts (Fr)  10 œuvres d’art pour alerter sur le climat Agathe Hakoun, May

BBC Culture  Earth Day at 50: The best way to change the world Gaia Vince, April

Artribune (It) Emergenza? No, disastro. Cosa dice l’arte a proposito del clima Maurita Cardone, April

ArtHereArtNow  Five creative approaches as Coronavirus pandemic leads to cleaner air Anikó Petri , April

Public Art (Kr) Climate, Environment and Art Mihye Kim, March

The Veolia Institute Review (Fr) Pollution Pods: Can Art Change People’s Perception Michael Pinsky, Laura Sommer, March

WTTW Chicago (USA) Chicago Has Declared a Climate Emergency. Now What? Patty Wetli, Feb

Leapsmag (USA) The Fight Against Air Pollution Gets Personal With Sleek New Masks Damon Brown, Feb

National Geographic (USA) The unlikely rebirth of a London legend  Anne Kim-Dannibale, Jan


ArtNet (USA) The 100 Works of Art That Defined the Decade Ben Davis, December

Stir (USA) Art that STIRred 2019 STIRworld, December

QuickTake Bloomberg (USA) This immersive art installation simulates air pollution in major cities Editor, December

Public Art Forecast (USA) Redesigning How We Live Together Jen Dolen, December

Sindo Weekly (Id) Merasakan Sesaknya Udara Kota-kota Paling Berpolusi di Dunia Victor Maulana, December

Norwegian SciTech News (No) When art turns climate activist Grete Wolden, December

India Today (In) When people 7255km from Dehli’s pollution are suffocated Editor, December

Banega Swasth (In) Pollution Pods At UN Climate Summit Help People Experience Delhi’s Smog Editor, December

Spiegel Online (De) Von Norwegen bis nach Delhi Claus Hecking, December

Yahoo News Climate summit pods replicate polluted air Editor, December

RTL  (De) Nachtjournal Ilka Eßmüller, December

Eurasia Review When Art Turns Climate Activist Adam Dick, December

ZME Science Pollution pods give feeling of smog in diverse cities at COP25 Fermin Koop, December

Hindustan Times (In) Shortness of breath, wet eyes Editor, December

WebIndia123 (In) Now you can experience Delhi’s toxic air in Madrid too Editor, December

The Weather Channel (In) New Delhi’s Toxic Air Conditions Recreated at COP25 Praveen Gawali, December

El Pais (Sp) Agentes de cambio Custodio Pastor, December

India Today (In) When world leaders got a taste of India’s smoggy capital Shakoor Rather, December

La Repubblica (It) Clima, dentro l’igloo pieno di smog: riproduce l’inquinamento delle grandi città Ansa, December

El Espanol (Sp) Las cápsulas de contaminación de la COP25 Alba Moraleda, December

El Ágora (Sp) Del simulador de catástrofes a respirar el aire de Nueva Delhi Marta Carrión, December

Forbes (USA) From Despair To Hope, Climate Art At COP25 Reflects Attitudes Toward The Planet Eva Amsen, December

El Tiempo en Espana (Sp) Ciudades españolas con más de 50.000 habitantes tendrán zonas de bajas emisiones Xavi 

Revista de Arte (Sp) Arte de Michael Pinsky, ‘Pollution pods’, en la Cumbre del Clima Editor, December

First Post (Sp) COP25: ‘Pollution Pods’  give visitors a whiff of Delhi’s toxic air Editor, December

El Diaro (Sp) La exposición donde cualquiera puede sentir lo que es respirar … Marta Borraz, December

The Atlantic (USA) Photos of the Week: Wayward Tee, Pollution Pod, Windy Wall  Alan Taylor, December

The Public’s Radio (USA) European Union warns it could miss climate targets for 2030 Manu Fernandez, December

Siglo XXI (Sp) La OMS: “La crisis climática es también una crisis de salud” Editor, December

El Correo Del Sol (Sp) En la COP25 se respira aire contaminado e insalubre Manolo Vílchez, December

Wired (It) Com’è stata fin qui la conferenza sul clima Cop25 Emanuela Barbiroglio, December

RTVE (Sp) Las ciudades con más de 50.000 habitantes tengan zonas de bajas emisiones Editor, December

Madrid Actual(Sp) Ribera celebra la apuesta de Martínez-Almeida por la agenda verde A Moreno, December

COPE (Sp) Ciudades con más de 50.000 habitantes deberán tener zonas de bajas emisiones Editor, December

Main Post (De) Rummel um Greta Thunberg in Madrid Ralph Schulze, December

El Mostrador (Sp) Los ambientes más insalubres del mundo son parte de la obra “Pollution Pods” Editor, December

Medcom ID (In) Instalasi Seni di Spanyol Simulasikan Polusi Udara Editor, December

Quotidiano (Sp) Cop25, ecco l’igloo che riproduce l’inquinamento delle città Editor, December

Diari de Girona (Sp) Un estudi avisa del gran creixement a Espanya de la vulnerabilitat climàtica Editor, December

Diario de Avisos (Sp) Las emisiones de CO2 crecerán el 0,6% en 2019 debido al petróleo y al gas Laura Afonso, December

Diario de Sevilla (Sp) Los ambientes más irrespirables e insalubres tienen su hueco en la COP25 Raul Casado, December

National Geographic How King’s Cross became London’s new creative hub Nicola Trup, December

Il Fatto Quotidiano (It) Dentro l’igloo che riproduce l’inquinamento delle città: l’effetto è incredibile Editor, December

France 24 (Fr) COP25: el debate técnico del tercer día de la cumbre climática César Rojas Ángel, December

Euro News El arte de respirar aire irrespirable en la COP25 Editor, December

El Pais (Sp) Humo falso, carbón dulce y otras trampas Patricia Gosalvez, December

SBS News Spanish art installation recreates air pollution of some of the world’s biggest cities Editor, December

Voice of America (USA)  EU Climate Leadership in Doubt as Bloc Set to Miss 2030 Goal Editor, December

Noticias (Sp)  Cumbre del Clima: Comprueba en tiempo real la calidad del aire que estás respirando Editor, December

Outlook India (In) Now you can experience Delhi”s toxic air in Madrid too Editor, December

The Eco Show COP25 Special Olivia Romero Collins, December

EuroNews COP25 Day 3: Activists call for big polluters to pay more for their damage Sofia Sanchez Manzanaro, December

Air Quality Matters On-site pods give visitors first-hand look at air pollution at COP25 Alan Kandel, December

Global News (Ca) U.N. conference visitors experience polluted city air with climate simulator Editor, December

Tageschau (De) Blickpunkte – Bilder des Tages Editor, December

Luxembourger Work (Lu) Les bulles de pollution de la COP25 Editor, December

Hechos de Hoy (Sp) Los Pollution Pods de Michael Pinsky presiden la COP25 Editor, December

Ecologist Pollution Pods at COP25 Staff Reporter, December

BBC News  Dorset art installation recreates Delhi and London smog Emily Ford & Adam Paylor, November

Global Environmental Change  Pollution Pods: The merging of art and psychology Laura Sommer, November

Bruzz (Be) Artist-activist Michael Pinsky talks trash at Nuit Blanche Tom Peeters, October

BBC News BBC South Today Sally Taylor, October

Artforum (USA) Dear World Mary Ellen Carol, October

Washing Post(USA) Whisky pods, walking pods, living pods… Are we pod people now? Travis De Shong, October

El Pais (Sp) La aldea mortal Angela Molina, September

ABS-CBN News (USA) ‘Pollution pods’ give visitors a taste of smog in different countries Kristine Sabillo, September

BBC World Service  Air Pollution Gets Personal Jane Wakefield, September

StirWorld Michael Pinsky’s Pollution Pods at the UN stirred dialogue on climate change Zohra Khan, September

NowThis Greta Thunberg Experiences ‘Pollution Pods’ at UN Youth Climate Summit Lani Chan, September

El Siglo de Torreon (Mx) La ONU emana olores de contaminación a través del artista M. Pinsky Editor, September

AFPTV Deutschland Smog-Zelte beim Klimagipfel: Miese Luft in New York G Clarene, September

Artnet (US) Greta Thunberg Went Inside an Art Bubble Sarah Cascone, September

France Info (Fr)  l’atmosphère des grandes villes concentrée dans des capsules Editor, September

Politico (US) Pods of pollution at the UN Ryan Heath, September

Monopol (De)  Ungesund, im Nebel zu wandern Editor, September

Vice (US)  Teen Climate Strikers Are Being Treated Seriously by the UN Geoff Dembicki, September

Insider (US)  I visited 5 ‘toxin-filled’ pods Hilary Brueck, September

Wallstreet Online (De)  ‘Pollution Pods’ bei UN-Klimagipfel Editor, September

Los Angeles Times(US)  Thunberg admonishes leaders as U.N. climate summit fails to deliver Tony Barboza, September

UN Environment  Clean air commitments made as part of UN Climate Action Summit activities Editor, September

La Función  Contaminación del aire y crisis climática, amenazas más graves del mundo Editor, September

Chambre 237 (Ca)  Greta Thunberg visite les Pollution Pods avec l’Artiste Michael Pinsky Editor, September

My Green Pod  Polluted air for the Climate Summit Katie, September

Sustainability Times  Thunberg tours ‘Pollution Pods’ with artist Michael Pinsky Naomi Rea, September

Artnet  How Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Inspired the Art World Laureen Fagan, September

Hyperallergic (US)  What to See and Do During New York Climate Week Hakim Bishara, September

The Sydney Morning Herald (Au) Get a whiff of pollution in cities around the world Liam Mannix, August

Pursuit (Au) Simulating Smog Dr Gabriel da Silva, August

The AGE (Au) Eggs, vinegar, burning fat Liam Mannix, August

Innovators Magazine Pollution pods emit grim reality Staff Reporter, August

Government Europa (Eu) Pollution Pods to highlight air quality issues Editor, August

BBC Radio Solent  Global pollution simulator on Portland Steve Harris, June

BBC Radio Solent  Pollution Pods arrive in Portland Steve Harris, June

Manchester Evening News  From the fresh air of Norway to the smog of Sao Paolo Lucy Roue, June

BBC News North West Artwork highlights air pollution problems Salim Patel, June

Euronews  Meet the artist who created an air quality tasting menu Christopher Beanland, May

UN Environment  Turning air pollution into art Antoaneta Roussinova, May

Modern Diplomacy  Turning air pollution into art MD Staff, May

Book Staging Spectators in Immersive Performances Kolesch, Schütz, Nikoleit, Routledge ISBN 9780367187965 May

TEDBlog  Pollution Pods: A tasting menu of our planet’s air quality, at TED2019 Emily McManus, April

Departures  This Immersive Installation Lets You Experience Air Pollution Around the World Erika Owen, April

Design Boom (USA)  Experience the unique smog of five different cities in immersive ‘pollution pods’ Zak Andrews, April

Shifter (Pt)  Artista convida-nos a sentir o cheiro e a poluição de outras cidades Redacção, April

Quartzy (USA) An immersive art installation lets you see, smell and feel the toxic fog of polluted cities Anne Quito, April

It’s Liquid (It) Pollution Pods by Michael Pinsky Editor, April

DR1 (Dk)  Kulturmagasinet Gejst: Kunstnere i klimakamp Ulrikke Neergaards, Mar

Good Housekeeping How to use scents to influence your mood Sunayah Arshad, Mar 

Londonist How Does The World Sound When You Have Massive Globular Ears? Matt Brown, Mar

Design Week  Science Gallery exhibition asks: to what extent should we alter our bodies?  Alina Polianskaya, Feb

In The Know  Pollution pods shows you the level of air pollution in major cities Sarah Karpati, Feb

Unsee The Future  EP21: Disruption Timo Peach, Feb

Book  Play and playfulness for public health and wellbeing Tonkin, Whitaker, Routledge ISBN 9781138541665 Feb


L’Economiste (Ma)  Fes: La place Lalla Yeddouna fin prete  Youness Saad Alami, Dec

BBC Radio 4 Costing the Earth Tom Heap, Nov

Book (Be)  Le Grand Retour Pieter Van Bogaert, ISBN 9789078312000

SAT.1 (De) News Jens Schnieders, Nov

NDR (De) Hello Neidersachsen Editor, Nov

BILD (De) So riecht die Welt D.Kovacevic, Nov

Radio Bremen (De) Metropolen-Mief in “Pollution Pods” Ansgar Langhorst, Nov

Inexhibt (It) Somerset House Riccardo Bianchini, Nov

Wesser Kurier (De)  Kunst-Installation in Bremerhaven zeigt schlechte Luft in Großstädten Editor, Nov

Huffington Post India (Ind) Delhi was the worst Malavika Vyawahare, Oct

Léman Bleu News (Ch) Pollution Pods Gilles Mielot, Oct

Vingt Minute (Ch) Pékin sent la saumure et l’échalote, c’est affreux Lucie Fehlbaum, Oct

Radio Lac (Ch) 91% de la population mondiale respire un air pollué Alexandre Carette, Oct

Climate Tracker Art vs Pollution at the Global Art Pollution Summit Arthur Wyns, Oct

UN News  Artist’s ‘pollution pods’ kick up a stink for cleaner air Daniel Johnson, Oct

Outside (USA) Art for the Anthropocene Erin Berger, Oct

Book Social Dreaming, Associative Thinking and Intensities of Affect Julian Manley, ISBN 978-3-319-92554-7

CNN (USA) How Airlabs is producing pollution-free zones Katy Scott, July

Imagen Radio (Mx) ¡Qué tal Fernanda! Fernanda Familiar, July

Canal + (Fr) Canalbis Jordi & Martin, May

DIE ZEIT (De)  Ein Iglu voller Delhi Fritz Habekuss, May

BBC World News  The Travel Show Ade Adepitan, May

The Smithsonian (USA)  Experience Some of the World’s Most Polluted Cities in This Exhibit Julissa Treviño, May

Garten + Landschaft (De)  Schlechte Luft Im Iglu Isa Fahrenholz, May

Ideas for Good (Jp) Five air facilities where you can taste the air across the world Ryoma Inoue, May

New York Times (USA) How’s the air in London? Ceylan Yeginsu, Apr

BBC Radio4 Today Programme John Humpreys, Apr

The Guardian How’s London ‘pollution pods’ let you sample the smog in Beijing and Delhi Elle Hunt, Apr

BBC1 Television Breakfast David Sillito, Apr

Sky News Sunrise Gillian Joseph, Apr

France Inter (Fr) Un Jour Dan Le Monde Véronique Sanson, Apr

Tages Schau (De) Smog-Reise um die Welt News, Apr

The Independent Technology designed to clean air in schools trialled in London ‘pollution pods’ Joss Gabbatiss, Apr

ITV News  Its enough to make your eyes water Martin Stew, Apr

BBC London News Asad Ahmad, Apr

The Lancet  Modern Art Stinks Talha Khan Burki, Apr

Nouvo RSI (Sz)  L’installazione che toglie il respiro News, Apr

BBC News  Art installation creates smelling pods of major cities’ air David Sillito, Apr

Mashable  These domes simulate the air quality of some of the most polluted cities Maria Dermentzi, Apr

Next City  In London, Step out of One Bubble and into Another Alexis Lipsitz Flippin, Apr

The Manuel ‘Pollution Pods’ Let You Choke on the Air of the Most Polluted Cities Mike Richard, Apr

HuffPost  What Is Earth Day… And Does It Actually Make A Difference? Sara C Nelson, Apr

Reuters Artist’s ‘pollution pods’ highlight global air quality problem Serena Chaudhry, Apr

Earther  Today Pollution Pods Show Londoners the Toxic Air They’re Helping Create Brian Kahn, Apr

Dezeen  Pollution-filled domes installed at London’s Somerset House Tom Ravenscroft, Apr

Accuweather  Art exhibit sheds light on startling difference in air quality across the globe Jillian MacMath, Apr

i24News Stateside | Cirque du So Strange David Shuster, Apr

Inhabitat  Pollution Pods let visitors taste pollution from around the world Lucy Wang, Apr

Time Out  Pollution Pods Editor, Apr

Architect (USA)  This week in Tech Katharine Keane, Apr

Uncrate Pollution Pods Editor, Apr

Air Quality News Pollution Pods offers glimpse of global air quality Editor, Apr

Hypebeast Pollution Pods Let You Experience the Air Quality of Cities Around the World Joanna Fu, Apr

Secret London This Chilling Installation Will Recreate The Pollution In Different Cities Georgie Hoole, Apr

Document Michael Pinsky’s latest installation deemed too toxic for the public Caroline Christie, Apr

Glocal (Sp) Pollution Pods – Michael Pinsky Editor, Apr

City Lab London’s Latest Exhibit: Horrendous Pollution Feargus O’Sullivan, Apr

It’s Nice That Visitors will breathe in the pollution of different cities in upcoming installation Jenny Brewer, Apr

Curbed Catch a whiff of polluted cities in these geodesic domes Liz Stinson, Apr

C|net Smog as art? Sample the world’s most polluted cities’ dirty air Bonnie Burton, Apr

National Hindu News रिटेन ने प्रदूषण महसूस करने के लिए बनाए पॉड,  दिल्ली का अनुभव सबसे खराब  Tanuja, Apr

Greenpeace Magazine Künstlerporträts (1/3): Michael Pinsky Inga Laas, Apr

El Espectador (Sp)  El artista que da un tour por los aires más contaminados del mundo News, Apr

Zpravy (Cz) Znečištění na vlastní kůži. Zažijte, jaký je toxický vzduch Indie nebo Číny Jana Trantinová, Apr

Folha de S.Paulo (Br) Poluição de São Paulo vira obra de arte na Somerset House, em Londres Américo Martins, Apr

Time Out Six mother nature-loving ways to celebrate Earth Day in London Alexandra Sims, Apr

Country and Town House  Join Somerset House in Celebrating Earth Day Bella Lewis, Apr

Art and Architecture Journal  Michael Pinsky – Pollution Pods Jeremy Hunt, Apr

Stupid Dope (USA)  Art With Meaning! Pollution Pods At Somerset House Jesse James, Apr

TimeOut  Shanghai (Cn) These ‘pollution pods’ are letting Londoners sample Beijing’s air Leanne Wong, Apr

The Indian Express (In)  How polluted New Delhi really is? Lifestyle Desk, Apr

Land Art Generator Initiative  Pollution Pods: Making Climate Change Visceral Through Art Tafline Laylin, Apr

BBC Radio London  Pollution Pods Vanessa Feltz, Apr

Side B (Hk)  Beijing Smog Air Editor, Apr

BBC Culture, Earth Day, News, Apr

outthere (Fr)  Ces dômes recréent la pollution de l’air des villes Juliette Leclercq, Apr

BBC World Service  The Newsroom David Sillito, Apr

GQ (Au)  New Pollution Pods Let You Experience The Air Quality Of Cities Brad Nash, Apr

Design Curial  An Environmental Rallying Cry Sam Forsdick, Apr

Evening Standard  Pollution Pods Picture Story, Apr

Innovant  Pollution Pods : des installations qui recréent les environnements pollués Sharon, Apr

Architecture & Design (Au)  Controversial “pollution pods” Stephanie Stefanovic, Apr

That’s Beijing  Art Installation Gives Londoners a Taste of Beijing Air Jonty Dixon, Apr

Time Out  Thank Pod its Earth Day Alexandra Sims, Apr

Architectural Design (In) Art installation in London simulates life in the world’s most polluted cities Maanya Sachdeva, Apr

Greenpeace Magazine (De)  Smog – Schnupperexkurs in fünf Metropolen Inga Laas, Apr

The Guardian  Pollution Pods Picture Story, Apr

The Economist  Every Breath you Take: Pollution Pods News, Apr

Scroll.in (In)  An artist has created pods to let people sample the pollution around the world Staff, Apr

Global Citizen (USA) These ‘Pollution Pods’ Have Sprung Up in London for a Great Reason Imogen Calderwood, Apr

NowThis (USA)  Pollution Pods Let You Breathe Smog from Different Cities Daniel Shapiro, Apr

Building Design  Walk-in pollution domes to be built at Somerset House Elizabeth Hopkirk, Apr

Metro (Be)  Nieuw kunstproject laat je letterlijk proeven van vervuilde lucht Editor, Apr

Rogue Habits  Art Installation Simulates Smog Cocktails Found In Five Global Cities Victoria Sambursky, Apr

Grand Tour 2020 The Ungated Community Pieter Van Bogaert, March

Time Out  These ‘Pollution Pods’ will measure London’s air quality in real time Alexandra Sims, March

Londonist  The Biggest Exhibitions And Art Events To Look Forward To In April 2018 Tabish Khan, March

Channel Four The Undateables Sally Phillips, Jan

BBC Radio4  Mark Steel’s in Town – Hull Mark Steel, Jan


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The creation of Pollution Pods has been generously supported by the following organisations: Airlabs, Build With Hubs, Cape Farewell, International Flavors & Fragrances Ltd, King’s College London, Norwegian Research Council, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), The Norwegian Institute of Air Research (NILU), University of East London.

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