Emancipator bubble

Emancipator bubble


The solution to emancipation problems.

What a young person of today needs in order to live as he/she pleases.


This inflatable dwelling in the form of a bubble allows a large amount of independence without having to leave home. Easy to set up, it provides maximum comfort with minimum effort thanks to its water, electricity and telephone terminals which can be directly connected to the family house installation thus reducing expenses to zero. 

Besides the BASIC bubble model, there is a wide range of other versions designed for each type of modern young person. Top of the range is EMANCIPATOR DELUXE, equipped with an EMANCIPATOR-CARD which enables the occupier to charge the shopping up to the family account. Another model is XXL which provides an extra 33% independence. The FIRE-WIRE is manufactured with an advanced material that intelligently adapts to light and temperature fluctuations and includes a number of entrance and exit interfaces. The AUTODETERMINATOR is devised for those who want nothing to do with their parents despite living on parental territory. The SEXMANCIPATION, manufactured with a plastic similar to latex and with a permanently lubricated interior, is ideal for taking your partner home. The GARDEN, the ÉTER, the PUNCHETA… Choose one for yourself.


The use of EMANCIPATOR BUBBLE is especially recommended for persons between 18 and 24, who, though regarded as adult, are obliged for various socio-economic reasons (poor jobs, exorbitant housing prices, convenience…) to delay their family emancipation process and their total integration into society.


EMANCIPATOR BUBBLE, though not devised as an emergency shelter, does have a limited life. The limits are imposed by the user or his/her family and the resistance of the material itself.

More information and specifications on www.emancipator.org and .org info@emancipator.org 

A product of BUBBLE BUSINESS S.A., EMANCIPATOR BUBBLE is based on an original idea by the architects Alex Mitxelena and Hugo Olaizola. It is being developed and directed by Saioa Olmo and produced by AMASTÉ.

SAIOA OLMO (Bilbao 1976) has a Degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad del País Vasco and a Master in Design from DZ. She sees her work as a way of producing experiences and situations in which the spectator plays a very active part. She works in a completely interdisciplinary manner, often in a group. Her recent projects are: the communication and new corporate image of ARTELEKU (with AMASTÉ); Chi-gua-gua, concerning fashion and nightlife; and QUÉJATE_KEXATU, in which a place for complaints etc is provided. At the moment, besides EMANCIPATOR, she is working on projects like PAÍS VASCO TRADE MARK (brand image design); FOYU (a postmusic group), with Leticia Orue; and takes part in LABITACIONES, a laboratory on housing (ARTELEKU).

AMASTÉ (www.amaste.com), directed by Txelu Balboa (Vitoria 1974) and Ricardo Antón (Bilbao, 1974), is dedicated to the production and diffusion of projects related to current society and contemporary culture, culture as a collective space of communication rather than a means of self-expression. They publish ESETÉ magazine, collaborate on various interdisciplinary projects, and are regularly present at events like ARCO, SONAR, LAUS, etc. At the moment , as well as EMANCIPATOR, they are preparing issues of ESETÉ on sex, underground railways, and prohibitions; round tables on new publications for ARCO; and their presence at the Lerida Biennale.

And, besides Alex and Hugo, who are the consultants and Pedro Pérez, the industrial designer who has developed the prototype, there are a number of institutions, etc supporting the project, like ARTELEKU, Montehermoso, the Youth Department of the Basque Government, Madrid Abierto, and Bilbotex , not forgetting lots of other people without whom it would not have been possible.


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