Dates and Times
Thu 2 Nov & Sat 11 Nov at 8.30pm & 3pm
Part of Shoot The Breeze: a fortnight of work addressing climate change and the environment. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Join our panel of experts – academics, legislators, campaigners and more – as we discuss the challenges posed by London air pollution, how we can mitigate its effects – and the prospects of eradicating it for good.
Let It Breathe: How can we improve London’s air quality? – 8:30pm Thu 2 Nov
Prof. Andrew Grieve
Senior Air Quality Analyst based at Kings College London and our collaborator for the Fog Everywhere project.
Andrew suffered from Asthma as a child and chose to pursue the study of air pollution. Andrew has published research focussing on various aspects of air pollution and effects and is also involved in the low emission zone study as a science educator teaching young people in tower hamlets and hackney about air pollution in London. The study is the largest of its kind stretching over a 4 year period to determine the health impact of London’s low emission zone.
Vasilia Forbes and Claire Matthews
London-based artists and film makers who collaborated to launch the widely-reported, volunteer-led activist visual arts campaign ‘War on Diesel’ to promote cleaner air in the city with their self made group ‘Clean Air Now’. At the beginning of 2017 the Clean Air Now initiative launched a new campaign in collaboration with grime artists entitled Grime Goes Green. The project was delivered in the form of a series of billboards shedding light into technological innovations for vehicles.
Deliver London Programme Manager at the Cross River Partnership. Vicky specialises in urban regeneration projects with a focus on air quality, transport and sustainability. Her work at the CRP involves supporting Business Improvement Districts to improve air quality and local traffic congestion.
Aaron Kiely is an air pollution campaigner at Friends of the Earth and project lead for the Clean Air Schools project.
The Big Smoke: Is London’s air uniquely bad, and if so – why? – 3pm Sat 11 Nov
Alice Sharp is the founder, Curator and Director of Invisible Dust. Invisible Dust is an award winning charity and art and environment organisation that has raised over £1 million to commission art projects relating to the environment. Alice is based in London and has worked as a curator of artist’s projects in public spaces since 1997 including the Fourth Plinth with Antony Gormley and Yinka Shonibare.
Dr. Mudway currently leads research within the Environmental Research Group at Kings College London. He has completed pioneering analyses of the response of the human lung to wood smoke and diesel exhaust alongside other landmark studies in the field of air pollution. He initiated a study examining the impact of the Low Emission Zone on the respiratory health of children in inner London.
Sian Berry is a Green London Assembly member. In 2008 and 2016 she ran as a Green Party candidate for the London Mayoral elections. She has been Camden Councillor for Highgate Ward since 2014.
Image credit (c): Joe Twigg