- Funder Viva Vancouver
- Partners Frida & Frank, HFour, CityHive
The Vancouver Bubble is a participatory public art platform and an experiment in creating citizen spaces. It is an inflatable space produced with low cost materials and a simple, replicable pattern, for people to experience and enjoy.
This experiment includes multiple levels of participation, including a collaborative design and production process. The installations are also intended to create opportunities for building community connections and promote dialogue within a citizen space. The form of an inflatable structure offers a a multitude of bubble metaphors for visitors to consider, from to the unaffordability of the “housing bubble,” to social isolation of “living in our own bubble” and to more playful and light allusions.
Scroll down to read more about the Bubble’s design process.
BUBBLESCAPE w. Vancouver Design Week
POP! A Rainy Day Refuge
Bubble Prototyping @ Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Getting ready for the first iteration of the Vancouver Bubble! We’re giving our bubble crafting skills a test drive at POP! A Rainy Day Refuge under the Cambie Street Bridge on Saturday, January 27th. Get out of your bubble and into ours!
Thanks to Frida&Frank, CityHive, Hfour, MakerLabs, VIVA VAncouver and Cartems Donuts for contributing to this epic event 🙂
Photos by Jared Korb & Jesi Carson
Bubble Jam @ HCMA Architecture
On October 19, 2017, the Vancouver Design Nerds teamed up with HCMA Architecture + Design to host the Vancouver Bubble Design Jam in the TILT Curiosity Lab.
Inspired by the epic inflatables made by our friends the Seattle Design Nerds, our Jam mission was to identify site, programming and form concepts for an inflatable public space activation here in Vancouver! Ideas created during the Jam will inform the Vancouver Bubble design process, which is underway now. This project is part of the VIVA Vancouver Refresh initiative, activating public spaces all over the City.
Photography: Theunis Snyman