the original intent of the bubble was to create a mobile public space that community groups are able to use to transform any environment into a place of gathering and conversation. it was powerful to see how just a sheet of plastic was able to drastically change a space that would otherwise be outdoors into an intimate space. by having different groups programming the bubble throughout the day, we were able to interact with a wide variety of people who were genuinely interested in interacting with the bubble and taking part in its seemingly vitalizing ways.
the bubble seemed to evoke a humble curiosity where people went inside with the understanding that it would be somehow different than outside the bubble. everyone who entered participated in the activations and discussions and was very intimately involved in a way that was different than if there wasn’t a plastic sheet. the bubble created an invitation for people to interact in new ways and put their realities on hold momentarily to experience something new without expectations.