350PPM Ball Pit

Climate Museum Launch Project Pop Up Show

Pier 26 NYC

The Climate Museum requested a concept design for a temporary, participatory installation about climate change on Pier 26 in NYC.
 
I strove to create an inclusive event space for grappling with themed controversial topics, while illustrating the topics in the pop up form and function. The 350 PPM Ball Pit invites visitors of all ages to play and explore, no matter their stance on climate change. The pier wide pop up contains a continuous ball pit with various depths and gathering pools. Visitors can lounge at the ball pit beach, search for the allusive red balls representing CO2, participate in ball pit hot tub talks or join the crowd for lectures and concerts in the ball pit wave pool. The ratio of red to yellow balls demonstrates the 350 ppm ratio goal for how much C02 is in the atmosphere.
 
The materials are mostly up-cycle renovation and recreation materials found in NYC and NJ and are assembled efficiently with unskilled volunteers. Balls are sourced from ball pit rental companies.
 
The design is eye-catching and editorial from an airplane and also beats the largest ball pit world record by a factor of ten. 

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