How do we breathe? Arts, Air Pollution & Health Equity

How do we breathe? is a discussion event to accompany Michael Pinsky’s The Pod of the Future installed just a few minutes’ walk away on the campus. The Pod will be travelling up to Glasgow as an arts centrepiece for COP’26.

Professor Simon Guy, Pro Vice Chancellor and Jocelyn Cunningham, Director of Lancaster Arts will guide the discussion to explore how air pollution impacts on our health, in particular on children and young people and those in disadvantaged communities and the role the arts can play in addressing this. This is the closing event of Lancaster University’s week-long COP26@ Lancaster University Festival

Invited speakers will include the creator of the Pod of the Future, artist, Michael Pinksy, environmental scientist, Paul Young and others in the field of health. When it comes to breathing, we are all experts! Please join young people, academics, activists and artists – we would love to hear from you in this interactive event!

Refreshments will be available from 5.45pm with the event starting at 6pm.

Capacity is limited and we ask that you register for your free place.


  • 1hour 45mins


  • Please note this event will be filmed & photographed


  • 27 Oct 2021


  • Health Innovation Campus
  • Sir John Fisher Drive Lancaster
  • Image credit: Thor Nielsen, NTNU
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