Plants can communicate through the air, sending messages by releasing chemical molecules. Air Culture proposes a new use of these natural compounds. Living plants combined with technology can provide us with personalized air, enriched with specific chemical properties. This enriched air can have different impacts on our physical and psychological well-being, depending on the plant species, its environmental conditions and the life cycle of the plant.
Air Culture is an interdisciplinary project in between design and science; technology and nature. By connecting different fields of research, design can merge the human aspect with scientific knowledge to bring up new realities that address latent needs. Acknowledging plant’s chemical vocabulary will not only change the way we relate to them but also the way we perceive and consume air.
Air culture is a starting point to question the value of air, and propose a future scenario where volatile emissions from plants become part of our daily lives, a new habit to incorporate into our routine. What if in the future, the same way we farm for food we will farm for air?