In 2018 we conceptualised an installation depicting human lungs retrofitted with HEPA filters and a fan that mimics breathing to demonstrate the impact of air pollution.

It was installed in a public space first in Bangalore in January 2018 and then in two locations in Delhi in November 2018.

When the installation was put up, the colour of the lungs was white (symbolizing healthy lungs) which then over few days started to change colour to grey and then eventually black.

We created a ‘How-to Toolkit’ for other organisations to replicate the installation in other cities/countries. It outlines how it was made, the tech it requires, media around the installation, permissions and offline engagement plans.

For more information please write to divya[at]jhatkaa[dot]org