Moyamoya is an air monitoring product and service to empower citizens to better understand the air quality and to enable them to fight for the air that they deserve. The citizen-led air pollution monitoring system is a proposal to meet a regeneration brief during my MA studies at the Royal College of Art in fall 2018.
Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. This number is expected to increase to 68% by 2050, resulting in more dwellings, more construction, and more air pollution. Living in urban areas means we are at risk. Air pollution is one of the UK’s – and the world’s – biggest killers. Our government has failed to protect us – as our city is designed to facilitate businesses and not citizens.
The proposal consists of a product with a service that allows citizens to fight for the air that they deserve rather than accept it. The proposal focuses on the augmented-reality app and the chatbot system.
“Air pollution can harm acutely, as well as chronically, potentially affecting every organ in the body”
— Forum of International Respiratory Societies