Bristol Approach

Air quality sensing (2017)

Bristol Approach is a citizen-sensing project in east Bristol from Knowle West Media Centre. My role was to design and lead a series of workshops about air quality data collected by Bristol Open Data. I designed workshops that invited taxi drivers, cyclists, and young people from a school near a busy road to engage with data in playful ways through using improvisation games, and I tested ways to bring the body into the discussion. I also designed and made the cases for the sensor hardware, which are currently on trial.

Collaborators: KWMC (Martha King, Zoe Banks Gross, Jess Linginton, Dot Baker), Bristol City Council, Ben Gaster from UWE, Kev Kirkland, Bristol Taxi Drivers, Easton Community Centre (and local cyclists), Bannerman Road school