Pollutions Pods: Michael Pinsky
  • Date 21 October 2023 - 5 November 2023
  • Location Front Quad, St John's College

Visual artist Michael Pinsky's Pollution Pods raise awareness of the impact of air pollution on human health.

Stepping into Pollution Pods, you will experience first-hand the tangible effects of air pollution, fostering a greater understanding of the urgent need for environmental action, inspiring us all to advocate for cleaner air and sustainable solutions. Using advanced air filtration systems, a carefully curated recipe has been created to mimic the relative presence of ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide in each dome. Starting with the clean air of Tautra in Norway, you’ll be taken on a journey through the pollution levels of London, New Delhi, Beijing and São Paulo.

The Pods and exhibitions on sustainability at the University of Oxford and at St John's are open to the public seven days a week, from 13.00–17.00 on Monday to Friday, and from 10.00–17.00 on Saturday and Sunday.

The event is free to attend and the Pods are open to all ages, and are wheelchair accessible.

The Pods form part of a wider Oxford University programme and we were delighted to be invited to participate with the exhibition of the Pollution Pods. Supported by St John's College and Oxford University’s Environmental Sustainability Team, the art installation is part of ‘Everything is Connected’, a series of pop-up events produced by the University’s Cultural Programme that will be hosted across the city.

Find out more about 'Everything is Connected' by visiting the Cultural Programme’s page.

Three logos together - narrow