Exhibition: Air Pollution in Nairobi's Informal Settlements

Thursday 7 March 2019, 10.00AM to 4:00pm


Comic produced for project Louis Netter (University of Portsmouth)

Since 2017, the AIR Network has brought together researchers and people who live and work in informal settlements to discuss the issue, raise awareness and explore new approaches to tackle air quality. The network used a mixture of methods to discuss, explore and engage with the issue of air pollution, including theatre, visual arts, games, story-telling and music. This free exhibition charts the project’s development and successes, featuring photography, community art, and mapping.

The exhibition will run in the Ron Cooke hub 4th - 7th March and will be available to view between 10am and 4pm on those days.


Further information:

Attempts to improve air pollution and reduce people's exposure to it have been introduced in Nairobi's informal settlements in recent years, including awareness raising campaigns. However, significant positive effects on people's health have not yet been reported.The AIR (Action for Interdisciplinary Air Pollution Research) Network has explored new approaches, bringing together researchers from different disciplines and people who live and work in the informal settlements to discuss the issues, raise awareness and consider potential solutions. These solutions can integrate scientific, non-scientific and societal understanding and knowledge to ensure relevance and impact. It uses a mixture of methods to engage and communicate, including theatre, visual arts, mobile phones, games, story-telling and music.  The network has been funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Global Challenges Research Fund Partnership Award, and is currently led by Dr Steve Cinderby, Senior Researcher at SEI's York centre. It comprises 15 partners from a wide range of disciplines including the Centre for Global Health Histories at the University of York.

Location: Ron Cooke Hub (4th - 7th March)

Admission: Free (no registration required)

Email: howard.cambridge@york.ac.uk