The Pollution Pods are a series of geodesic domes whose air quality, smell and temperature accurately recreate the pollution of five different locations on three continents: London, Beijing, São Paulo, New Delhi and Tautra, a remote peninsula in Norway. Michael Pinsky created the pods in 2017 to test whether art can change people’s perceptions of, and actions around, climate change. Now they face their greatest challenge yet – to shift the debate on air pollution and climate change to help secure real change at COP26.
The Pollution Pods' journey started in Granary Square, London, they then dispersed and drifted north. Lone pods touched down in Birmingham, Lancaster and Newcastle and where accompanied by Ride for their Lives – staff from six UK children’s hospitals who cycled 800km from London to Glasgow to deliver messages from the international health community including the Healthy Climate Prescription Letter, signed by 450 medical organisations across the globe.
The Pollution Pods have been constructed by students from the University of East London and have been generously supported by the Clean Air Fund with additional sponsorship from Airlabs and BuildwithHubs.
The opening times are 11am to 4pm - Tuesday 2nd to Friday 12th November
The Pods are free to visit, with NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
Location - Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow G12 0XW (see the map below for directions)
For private bookings please email firstname.lastname@example.org