Pollution Pods

Michael Pinsky’s Pollution Pods

Installed at the TED conference in Vancouver

April 2019

Vancouver, Canada

In April 2019 Michael Pinsky’s Pollution Pods were installed as part of the annual TED conference in Vancouver. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers.

Participants experienced the shock of air quality as they traversed the five domes, moving from city to city - Trondheim, London, Beijing, New Delhi and Sao Paulo: a visceral experience that underlines the importance of the air we breathe and the global need to care for our planet.