Exhibition

380:1- Trees for Air Pollution - London Design Festival

16 Sep 2017 – 24 Sep 2017

Event times

16th September- TTTTTTREEEEEES!
Talk-3-5 pm
17th September-“Polluted Selfie” by David Colombini
Workshop 2-5pm

20th September- Sea Squad - by Liam Geary Baulch
6.30-9pm

23rd September- The Politics of Ecology in Urban Planning
Talk-3-5 pm


24th September- Air Pollution as Evolution- Chih Chiu & Ivy Lang
Workshop 2-5 pm

Cost of entry

Free

Platform - Oxo Tower Wharf

London
England, United Kingdom

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Friche and Diaspore presents 380:1 an educational installation aiming to raise awareness around air pollution, climate change and deforestation by displaying 380 sapling trees, signifying the number of adults trees required to absorb the CO2 consumption of one person in one year.

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Friche and Diaspore presents 380:1 an educational installation aiming to raise awareness around air pollution, climate change and deforestation by displaying 380 sapling trees, signifying the number of adults trees required to absorb the CO2 consumption of one person in one year. A recent paper in the journal Atmospheric Environment found that whilst trees absorb pollutants well in open spaces, low hedges are actually more efficient at catching exhaust fumes from cars. With this in mind we have chosen to use hornbeam, Carpinus betulus, a native British tree, and celebrate the versatility of the species’ ability to be grown as a standard or a trained hedge.
During the festival we will present a programme of talks on the politics of Ecology in Urban Planning, tales on London air pollution, performance by cheerleaders against climate change and practical and poetic design workshops to think about devices and strategies to tackle air pollution!

After the festival, the trees will be rehoused in South London by Trees for Cities a charity creating tree programmes around London. This new green space will be an opportunity for its local community to learn and care for trees and improve their lifestyle in the city.

Curators

Lou-Atessa Marcellin

Exhibiting artists

David Colombini

Chih Chiu

Friche Studio

Ivy Lang

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