Particle Falls (2010), a work by Andrea Polli and Chuck Varga, displays particulate matter pollution in downtown San Jose as a waterfall of light on the prominent wall of a building. With the number of people killed in California by airborne particulate pollution tripling each year, this work communicates an important environmental health issue. If kept as a permanent installation, the Falls would be capable of registering the impact of significant public works such as a light rail system. At the very least it lifts the issue to a new position in the collective consciousness of the city, combating the ‘out-of-sight, out-of-mind’ mentality.
Welcome to the Seed bank
Art and culture have the power to bring people together, challenge the status quo and create the imaginary and real spaces from which new ways of living together can emerge.
This seed bank gathers examples of people, projects and organisations from around the world doing just that. They are tagged in the following categories; well-being, democracy and sustainable livelihoods.
This is just a start – if you have a project for the seed bank, please send a link to email@example.com