‘Something in the Air’ is a proposal for installations of monitoring-pavilions throughout the city of Chicago, effectively communicating air pollution levels of local neighborhoods and major cities around the world. Its objective is to instigate discussion, comparisons, and correlation with other statistical data relating to neighborhoods and cities, all achieved by communicating information through dramatization. Each pavilion communicates real-time pollution levels of the location it is situated in through “smog” simulations. As the pollution levels fluctuate, the exterior façade responds by expanding and contracting the span and intensity of its cloud as well as changing colours to indicate a general idea of good, satisfactory, and poor air quality. Internally, the pavilion responds to local and global levels of air pollution, where users can control the conditions, simulating pollution levels across different cities. ‘Something in the Air’ intrigues and stimulates people into action in questioning and challenging the city for better air quality for it communities.