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The Climate Bubble

The Climate Bubble is a pop-up, inflatable structure used as an election polling location. Polling sites typically occur in school gymnasiums, and take 11 days to set up, run elections, count ballots, and break down. The bubble was instead created to occupy a retail pop-up lot in Manhattan but could be easily reassembled and inflated in countless spaces. The accessible, flexible nature of the Climate Bubble will increase election visibility and voter turnout. Climate change is a critical discussion point in all elections and the next 10 years are essential to enact green policy. Inflatable infrastructure offers the unique opportunity to manufacture an environment, and the interior of the bubble will mimic a tropical climate. When voting in the Climate Bubble, individuals witness at-risk climates firsthand. The space highlights the need for voters to understand the time-sensitivity of climate change, while increasing overall voter turnout.