Since medieval times it was understood that diseases were caused by breathing in odour from rotting organic matter. The belief was formulated in miasma theory, and spread to include celestial phenomena and weather, as a cause for pandemics. Atmospheric states were strongly believed to have superpowers in controlling our health, a notion which emphasises that nothing is constant and that perception can be unreliable. This work considers recent political events and suggests the possibility that the current unpleasant atmosphere is caused by miasma hovering above. This affects us politically, socially and environmentally rather than just physically. Using the miasma theory, this work investigates the causes of intolerance within our society and is a satirical pseudo-scientific attempt to solve the problem.
Chad Alexander • Sophie Butler • Bernie Colton • David Copeland • Gosia Cwiech • Chloe French • Jessica Friars • Richard Hamilton • Sharon Johnston • Amy Kelly • Aimee Kitchen • Olga McGeough • Aidan Pedreschi • Orla Quinn • Rachel Smyth • Dàibhidh Stiùbhard •