Lena Tereshkova

Designer for Digital & Live Experiences. Trained as an interior specialist and visual communicator. Based in London. Working with clients from all around the world both as an individual practitioner and as a leading designer in an agency.

Climate Art
Open Air! A Public Art Comission for Somers Town

A set of visuals to announce and promote OPEN AIR! This small task assisted with a cognitive immersion into (such a global) climate change discussion and (such a local) agenda of a neighbourhood community. Both subjects are definitely worthy of exploration.

Somers Town and the surrounding area have been subject to extensive development from the building of the Euston Road in the 1750s up to today. According to residents,construction has been almost constant since the 1960s and many of the current large-scale development projects are set to continue until 2033.

The environmental impact over the decades has been severe, with increased air pollution and the loss of much-loved trees that stood for generations. While in recent years there has been some improvement in air quality, the data from local monitoring and sensor networks suggest that the levels of Fine Particles (PM2.5),Ozone (O3), and toxic Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) remain high, with the latter consistently exceeding the World Health Organization (WHO) limit for the protection of human health.

Climate Art proposes a temporary artistic intervention on Chalton Street that would draw attention and offer creative solutions to this daily environmental concern, one that affects everyone but, in particular, vulnerable groups such as older people and young children. Celebrating community-led urban transformation, this installation is also designed to attract visitors to Chalton Street and its open-air market.

London 2024

Lena Tereshkova