What if the urban infrastructure inspired disruptive wonder?
Placemaking for the collective good, Brazenworks has designed -and is in the process of building- a Pop-Up interactive exhibit along San Franciscoʼs Historic waterfront. Message in a Bottle (MiaB) invites people to dream in chalk. One part user-activated chalkboard and one part cabinet of curiosities, the Bottle functions as a shell for ocean- education, inspiration, conversation, and social engagement.
The Bottle itself is a modular, a semi-monumental, iconic, non-permanent structure, whose strategic placement on Harry Bridges Plaza will allow it to be visible from both the Embarcadero and Market Street approaches, building anticipation and curiosity of pedestrians as they advance toward the Plaza.
MiaB is part of the Blue Trail – a walking trail of interactive art-design-tech-science installations that will take place in September 2013 -at the time of the Americaʼs Cup- and emotionally engage the public about the worldʼs oceans.
Our team is proud to offer a vessel for interaction, through which the emotional geography of San Francisco is revealed. By offering a playfully analog platform for interaction, our Message in a Bottle connects individuals to the wonders of the ocean and the issue of plastics and ocean sustainability. Perhaps most importantly it helps to connect individuals to a larger community of people -via mobile technology- who care about the ocean, and to organizations that are actively involved in promoting ocean health.