Michael Pinsky’s Pollution Pods

Pollution Pods

An immersive installation by artist Michael Pinsky made up of five geodesic domes, emulating polluted environments in cities globally.

Michael Pinsky’s unique installation takes you on a fascinating journey through the pollution and air quality of cities across the world. Step inside a series of climatically controlled pods and compare five contrasting global environments where the air quality, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide levels of five cities is recreated. Starting with the truly clean air of Tautra in Norway, audiences continue through the astonishing smog and pollution of London, New Delhi, Beijing and Sao Paolo.

After its premiere opening in Tautra, Norway, the artwork has been experienced by over 30,000 visitors in London, Geneva, Bremerhaven, Vancouver, Manchester, Dorset, Melbourne and New York. Following a huge amount of interest in the artwork, Cape Farewell plans to tour Pollution Pods to more global destinations.

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The creation of the Pollution Pods was generously supported by the following organisations: Airlabs, Build With Hubs, Cape Farewell, International Flavors & Fragrances Ltd, King’s College London, Norwegian Research Council, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), The Norwegian Institute of Air Research (NILU), University of East London.