Phyto-Sensor

Air quality garden workshop and walk

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Explore the surroundings of the Museum of London as you learn about air quality, how to measure it, and the green ways being used to reduce air pollution

In this Air Quality Garden workshop and walk we will explore vegetation that responds to or mitigates air pollution. We will look at what citizen monitoring tools can be used to measure air quality, and we will test ways of designing air quality gardens as experimental environments.

Through a workshop and walk, we will also visit several sites where air quality vegetation can be viewed near the Museum of London, including the LEN Urban Garden Project. The Phyto-sensor event is developed by Jennifer Gabrys, Director of Citizen Sense. Additional contributors will include Materials Designer Francesca Perona and Landscape Designer Paul McGann of Grow Elephant

Over 18s only unless accompanied by an adult.

Part of Barbican OpenFest

About Citizen Sense

The Citizen Sense project investigates the relationship between technologies and practices of environmental sensing and citizen engagement. Citizen Sense has undertaking air quality monitoring projects with citizens in the UK and the US, and their work with residents in south east London has been included as part of the City Now, City Future exhibition at the Museum of London. Citizen Sense is undertaking work on 'Wild Sensing', which investigates how vegetation responds to and potentially mitigates air pollution. The research group is based at Goldsmiths, University of London and funded by the European Research Council. For more information on current activities, see www.citizensense.net and @citizen_sense.

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