‘Message in a Bottle’ stresses community recycling


Citizen Research Studio invites the public to bring their recyclable plastic bottles to Riverfront Park to participate in "Message in a Bottle," a live, interactive social project.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 26 from 12-6 p.m. at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville. The goal of this project is to raise awareness of the growing waste problem and the responsibility that the public bears as a means to a solution. Citizen Research Studio will build a growing, site-specific structure out of the public’s recyclable plastic bottles to serve as a visual measurement of scale. The bottles making up the structure will also serve as receptacles for messages written by public participants on recycled paper notes, which will later be collected and documented by the Citizen Research Studio archive.

Citizen Research Studio consists of a group of artists attending Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville. This semester-long experiment is focused on bringing art out of the classroom and studio and into the public sphere by challenging and questioning artistic form(s), and the impact of artistic interventions in public contexts. For more information, access the Citizen Research Blog.