Airlabs in the Press

Airlabs Project Engineer, Carl Meusinger, awarded talent prize from the Innovation Fund

Carl Meusinger, Airlabs Project Engineer, has just been awarded a highly prestigious prize in the Danish Research community: The Innovation Fund’s ‘The Year’s Talent Award 2017’.

The prize highlights and honours a group of pioneers who have created valuable solutions for society. The winners are all examples of what curiosity, innovation and hard work can accomplish.

Carl was awarded the prize based on his work developing a new solution for the cleaning of industrial air pollution. The solution is both cheaper to install and operate than traditional systems. His innovation can help to reduce the number of people who die every year prematurely from health effects associated to air pollution.

Airlabs solutions are developed and optimized with the knowledge and dedication Carl displays, which has also earned him this prize. Carl is a strong asset to the Airlabs team and we are proud to celebrate this significant accomplishment.

Installation of CleanAir Bench at Somerset House, London for Space to Breathe Exhibition

Airlabs had a super successful exhibition last weekend!

We met many engaged citizens who were passionate about finding solutions to London’s air quality crisis.

Thank you to our fellow exhibitors Greenpeace UK, King’s College Environmental Research Group, David Farnham, and all of the other amazing artists and contributors.

Also big thank you to the Solar Sound System and DJ Jarvis Cocker, from Blur, who provided tunes for us out on the River Terrace all day Saturday and kept our spirits high even in a mild hailstorm!

We had a great time sharing our first prototype of our CleanAir bench with the world and were happy to clean the air for exhibition goers.

The bench is currently located at the Quad at King’s College Strand Campus and will be there for the next month. Feel free stop by, sit down, and give your legs and your lungs a break!

The CleanAir Bench: Final Steps of Construction

The air cleaners arrived in Manchester this morning and have been installed with the collaboration from Siamak from the Airlabs team, and our fabulous construction company, ArtForm Urban Furniture.

We are looking forward to cleaning air on the River Terrace at Somerset House this weekend, January 28 and 29, as part of the Space to Breathe Exhibition.

Space to Breathe is a “a weekend of installations, performances, talks and workshops highlighting the impact of air pollution on our health.”

This creative response to the environmental, health, and economic crisis that is air pollution will features artists and other organizations and their work as response to the issue.

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Chih Chiu – Voyage on the Planet

Our bench will provide exhibition goers a literal space to breathe as they enjoy the other exhibits on the River Terrace.

The exhibition is curated by Shrinking Space and Cape Farewell and will include workshops from King’s College Environmental Research Group, a sound installation from Wesley Goatley, a performance art piece by Chih Chiu, and other interactive and reflection provoking artists and organizations.

Stay tuned for more updates from the weekend!

Practical Details:

Location: Somerset House, River Terrace and River Rooms, New Wing, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, UK

Date: Saturday & Sunday 28-29 January 2017, 12:00-18:00

Price: Free, drop in