Space to Breathe

Creative action in response to our inner-city air pollution crisis. A weekend of installations, performances, talks and workshops at London’s Somerset House.

Our lungs breathe in and out 23,000 times a day, and each one of us needs just eight Sycamore trees’ worth of oxygen each year. But if a city has demonstrated an inability to provide clean air for its citizens, it is London.

Join us for a weekend of installations, performances, talks and workshops highlighting the impact of air pollution on our health at Somerset House, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January 2017.

The local area around Somerset House is regularly above legally recognised health limits for air pollution. We will redesign our city’s environment, demonstrating that it can be a Utopian space, and discuss the ambitious and innovative plans already being implemented across the globe to alleviate the drivers and negative effects of air pollution on our health.

What collective action can we take to make our cities less congested, cleaner and more energy efficient?

What’s On

Artist talks will take place each day, along with public talks exploring Green Energy, Advocacy and Policy, Technology, and Behaviour Change, led by David Buckland of Cape Farewell and Shrinking Space.

Find more details and visitor information on the Somerset House website.

Space to Breathe was curated by Cape Farewell and Shrinking Space, in partnership with King’s College London’s Environmental Research Group. Supported by: Arts Council England, The Physiological Society, King’s College London Environmental Research Group; Somerset House; King’s College London Cultural Programming. Part of Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility.

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