Laura Mochales

Air Pollution in Santiago

Class of: 2023

Major: Product Design BFA

Medium: Video

Faculty: Juanli Carrion

Prompt: After researching and mapping a system and its 2 wicked problem we had to put all the information collected into a short video essay. This video essay will show our personal take on a system after exploring our local context.

In this video, we will see how air pollution affects Santiago de Chile. We’ll look at its sources: vehicles, industries, and firewood heaters and how this causes a visible effect in the city. What effects it has on people and how they are affected by the pollution as well as what measures has the government taken and what would be some possible solutions to this wicked problem. We’ll be able to see why the pollution is so bad in Santiago and what factors make it harder for the air to be clean by looking at the geography of the place through images and illustrations.