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A dynamic light commission activated by participants and staged during Velo-City Global 2016, the world’s most important cycling conference hosted in Taipei, VelO2 is a project by international design studio Loop.pH and draws attention to the importance of active lifestyles and air quality in building sustainable cities. The project has been commissioned by Shin Kong Life

Fleeting trails of light are created as participants physically interact with the installation by cycling through the vortices of light. The light visually communicates local air quality with dynamic branching structures reminiscent of trees and the tubular networks in our lungs. The installation uses an advanced air quality sensor to collect the fluctuating data. The installation draws on the field of aerodynamics, the study of air in motion, to communicate the dynamic and borderless nature of our planet’s fragile atmosphere. On top of the tree like structure is a network of ephemeral tunnels that move gently with the breeze.

VelO2 is a public engagement initiative that advocates clean, healthy cities and will be repeated in other locations, following the launch in Taipei. Bicycles will be provided to participants by event partner Giant and track times can be recorded and shared through social media.

To take part in VeL02 register online at

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Valentina Mariani

Valentina Mariani

London based freelance journalist. Fashion addicted, design passionate and art lover. Her favorite quote is “Everything you can imagine is real.” (Pablo Picasso)

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