5 Chinese “artivists” that took on China’s air pollution
Original story at Greenpeace East Asia• 2 mentions • 3 months ago
Greenpeace East Asia 3 months ago
With avenues of protest and online discussion strictly controlled, artists in China are finding increasingly creative ways to voice their frustration at their cities’ appalling air pollution. It's easy to see why: at the end of 2016, an area of China larger than Spain and Portugal put together was trapped under a cloud of smog that didn’t leave for five days, causing a spike in respiratory illnesses grounding flights and causing a panicked exodus from the city (for those who could afford it). 2017 then began inauspiciously with the longest air pollution episode seen this century. Years of winters spent ...