AirSpace is a collaboration between Grounded Strategies and GASP (Group Against Smog and Pollution), designed to engage Allegheny County residents with topics related to air quality and other environmental health issues. Through 2017 & 2018, AirSpace will work in four different Allegheny County communities, facilitating educational programs and designing and implementing art installations that will creatively engage the public with issues related to environmental health. Art installations will be built on a vacant lot in each different community.

As an initial step, Grounded (as GTECH) and GASP formed an AirSpace advisory committee that includes representatives from PennFuture, Clean Water Action, Women for a Healthy Environment, Duquesne School of Pharmacy, and Pediatric Alliance. The AirSpace Advisory Committee meets monthly to discuss opportunities for outreach and implementation.

In 2018, AirSpace will work in Clairton, McKeesport, Wilkinsburg, and Rankin/Braddock. Through AirSpace, GASP will do educational programming in topics related to air quality with youth and adult programs in those communities. Educational engagement will continue as art installations are designed and implemented.

Do you live in Clairton, McKeesport, Wilkinsburg, Rankin, or Braddock? Take our survey to support air quality programming in your community!