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Air Visualisation Project

In the Air

In the Air is a collaborative visualisation project which aims to make visible the microscopic and invisible agents of Madrid´s air (gases, particles, pollen, diseases etc), to see how they perform, react and interact with the rest of the city.

The visualisation tool is a web-based dynamic model which builds up the space the components generate, where through data crossing behaviour patterns emerge. The results of these data feed a physical prototype of what we have called a “diffuse façade”, a massive indicator of the air´s components through a changing cloud, blurring architecture with the atmosphere it has invaded and mediating the activity of the participants it envelops.

Project Goals

The project proposes a platform for individual and collective awareness and decision making, where the interpretation of results can be used for real time navigation through the city, opportunistic selection of locations according to their air conditions and a base for political action.