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380:1 as part of LDF

‘380:1’ is an educational installation by Friche Studio aiming to raise awareness around air pollution and climate change by displaying 380 sapling trees, signifying the number of adults trees required to absorb the CO2 consumption of one person in one year. Alongside the installation a programme of talks, workshops and performances will take place within the structure to engage the public in a conversation about air pollution, climate change and the politics of ecology.

During the festival they will present a programme of talks on the politics of Ecology in Urban Planning, tales on London air pollution, performances 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 planting 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.

‘380:1’ forms part of the London Design Festival 2017 programme at Oxo Tower Wharf.

Programme

380:1 is part of Diaspore’s current exhibition programme looking at plant communication as a metaphor for social interaction. 380:1 responds to communication via Airborn with a focus on Air Pollution in the context of the Anthropocene. Our events explore and expose issues and propose speculative responses to air pollution, deforestation and climate change.

Diaspore is an exhibition and participatory project space based in Bermondsey focusing on ideas of ecology(ies), ecosystems and their communities. The events are led by artists, designers, scientists, chefs, community groups and all who wish to get involved. For more info about the programme visit: www.diaspore.space

All events will take place between the 16th -24th September 2017 at Platform, Oxo Tower Wharf.

16th September- TTTTTTREEEEEES!
Talk-3-5 pm Free Entry
Join Nikola Maksimovic from Ecosia, Seb Austin from Trees for Cities and Mathew Frith from the Wildlife Trustto discuss their work and learn why trees are our best allies in fighting air pollution and climate change.

17th September-“Polluted Selfie” by David Colombini
Workshop 2-5pm Free Entry- Drop in
David Colombini will present ‘Polluted Selfie’ his latest project researching air quality. You will learn how to use a pollution sensor and how to make sense of the different pollutant data (CO2, PM, CO, O3) you will be recording with the device.

20th September- Smog Mirrors & Sea Squad – projects lead by Liam Geary Baulch
Smog Mirrors- 10-11 am- Open to children and family- Free but booking is essential
The audience is engaged in detective work to find out what London’s air pollution is hiding, and how to stop it.

Sea Squad – Cheerleading against climate change.
6.30-9pm -Opening night -Performance will start at 6.45pm
‘Cheerleading is the next stage of action on the destruction of the sea and climate change’.

23rd September- The Politics of Ecology in Urban Planning
Talk-3-5 pm Free Entry
Join Katherine Drayson from the GLA, Ande Gregson from GreenLab and Gyorgyi Galik from Future Cities to discuss strategies implemented in urban planning to fight air pollution and climate change.

24th September- Air Pollution as Evolution- Chih Chiu & Ivy Lang
Workshop 2-5 pm Free Entry- Drop in
How does air pollution boost human evolution, social and political reformation, civilisation reinterpretation, and technological innovation?

 

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