AirSpace was 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 worked in four different Allegheny County communities, facilitating educational programs and designing and implementing art installations that creatively engage the public with issues related to environmental health. Art installations were built on a vacant or underutilized lots in each different community.

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

In 2018, AirSpace worked in Clairton, McKeesport, Wilkinsburg, and Rankin/Braddock. A survey was developed to better understand how residents in each community perceive air quality issues. GASP performed educational programming in topics related to air quality with youth and adult programs. Educational engagement continued as art installations were designed and implemented.

Funded by the Allegheny County Health Department Clean Air Fund.