When creators propose a better and more sustainable future

With designers and architects, Dassault Systèmes teamed up to kindle creative approaches to combating climate change and air pollution.

Atmospheric disturbances

For this immersive experiment, Anab Jain and the Superflux team, together with Wesley Goatley, used mobile sensors to collect data on air pollution during a walk in Milan. Measurements of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and microparticles were mapped as sounds and images, which increase or decrease in size and volume as pollution data changes, visually revealing the peaks and patterns of air quality in the city.

Air quality is thus translated into tangible representations, facilitating awareness, the first step toward implementing change.

ANAB JAIN

is a designer, futurist, filmmaker, teacher and lecturer. She also is co-founder and director of Superflux, a studio that strives to ensure that her design practice is responsive to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

WESLEY GOATLEY

is a data artist whose work examines the politics and hidden power of data and network technologies.

‘Smog Free’ Project

The “Smog Free” project is a series of urban innovations designed by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde, along with his team of designers and engineers, to reduce pollution and provide the inspiring experience of improved air quality. It includes the Smog Free Tower, Smog Free Jewelry and Smog Free Bicycle concepts.

The Smog Free Tower uses patented positive ionization technology to produce smog-free air in public spaces. The Smog Free Tower purifies 30,000 cubic meters (1 million cubic feet) of air per hour and uses no more electricity than a water boiler (1,170 watts). Smog Free Jewelry is made from the smog particles that the tower collects, which are compressed and encapsulated in a resin case. Each ring corresponds to 1,000 cubic meters (35,000 cubic feet) of purified air. It symbolizes and conceptualizes a concentrate of magnified pollution.

DAAN ROOSEGAARDE

is a Dutch artist, inventor, architect and entrepreneur who designs projects that integrate technology into urban environments.

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