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NTNU: Pollution Pods

Artist Michael Pinsky created a series of domes containing pollution from cities around the world to test whether art can really change people’s perceptions of climate change.

The project was launched at Starmus iv, the world's most ambitious science and arts festival and was on show to the public from 18 June – 3 July 2017, in Trondheim, Norway.

Pinsky was commissioned by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to create the installation in Trondheim for the culmination of Climart, a four-year research project that examines the underlying psychological mechanisms involved in both the production and reception of visual art.

Pollution Pods consists of five geodesic domes, connected to form a ring, each containing the air quality of a different location in world: Beijing, Delhi, London, São Paulo and Tautra, a peninsula in the north of Norway. A carefully mixed recipe will emulate the relative presence of ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide that pollutes these cities. Starting from a dome containing refreshing air from the Norwegian coast, the visitor will pass through increasingly polluted cells, from dry and cold locations to hot and humid.


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Pollution Pods by Michael Pinsky

Pollution Pods by Michael Pinsky