'The Air We Breathe' is a curatorial project framed by the ongoing narrative of a proposed Energy from Waste (EFW) incinerator in East Tullos (Torry) Aberdeen. Which despite continued local objections, has been voted through by the city council.
This narrative raised urgent questions:
What happens when power structures are telling us this is right for climate change targets?
How do we imagine a future act of living here, of breathing here if the incinerator is built? Torry is an area of the city already facing health and social inequalities.
What are our capabilities for protest in contemporary, neoliberal societies. Who is listening?
Taking place on a localised scale, the project reflects global concerns relating to social and environmental justice and political agency. Placing the value of arts practice to operate in making visible and attempting to address current social, political and environmental issues.
Working to reveal the power structures at play, both visible and invisible this website is an ongoing archive of the projects activity involving artists, designers and citizens. Embracing the complexity of stakeholders within this process and through her own personal and professional agency giving space for the activist group to meet and to organise.