Juxtaposition Arts, (JXTA) project idea is a giant solar powered bubble maker. The bubble solution would be held in a large cistern on the roof of JXTA's campus. When the sun shines, the fan would blow out bubbles that drift down to create a wondrous play environment in the heart of a busy Minneapolis thoroughfare. In addition, the design would include interactive elements at kid level that would involve turning a crank or pushing a button for hands on fun.
JXTA's mission is providing youth in the neighborhood the tools to harness their artistic genius, the project would also include the direct involvement of North Minneapolis students in the design and building process. This would help ensure a kid-friendly design and community ownership.
- Betsy Altheimer