Pollution Pods

Pollution Pods at the UN Headquarters

21–24 September 2019

United Nations Headquarters, New York


Commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), Cape Farewell installed the immersive Pollution Pods on the North Lawn of the United Nations Headquarters from Sept 21–24, urging world leaders to act on climate and clean up our air.

As part of the Clean Air Initiative, in which governments must commit to making our air safe by 2030 at the latest, and to encourage urgent action on climate change for the sake of our health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging world leaders, youth activists and the media to walk through this viscerally powerful art installation during the UN Youth Climate Summit, the UN Climate Action Summit, the HL meeting on UHC, and the UN General Assembly.

Cape Farewell thanks the following local suppliers for their support with the project in New York: Camp Production Services, Stonewolf Contracting and Event Engineering & Operations.