The Cloud Project


The Cloud Project was a modified ice-cream van that presented a series of experiments to make clouds snow ice-cream. Inspired by developments in planetary-scale engineering, it pointed to ambitions surrounding the human desire to control the weather.

Developed in collaboration with Zoe Papadopoulou, we see it as a tool for public engagement, performance, and spectacle, with the goal to amaze and inspire people to think critically about their relationship to emerging technologies and weather modification. Merging popular culture and science, we served 'nano ice cream' and hosted a series of talks from scientists, artists and designers offering the public various, sometimes conflicting views on what the future may have in store for us. The project was active from 2009 - 2011. The van travelled all over the UK and was also exhibited in Beijing, China.