Urban Dining
An urban furniture intervention generates a community garden.
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Solution

A community hub to dwell, eat, socialise and rest; a place to feed conversation and act upon sustainable living. The urban furniture piece aims to raise awareness about the process of growing, picking, preparing, cooking and eating fresh, local food and how to dispose of it properly afterwards. The iconic picnic bench has been (re) designed constructed of recycled materials, a worm farm for the disposal of food and a rainwater catchment system for the cleaning up process and the watering of plants. 

Which problem is solved by this idea?

Informing people of the impact of food depletion and providing the tools and knowledge to change individual behaviours for a sustainable future lifestyle.

How does your idea solve the problem?

By generating a socially interactive environment to understand how and when to grow vegetables. A space is created that encourages conversation and action over food.

What's the benefit for the target group?

Community gardens are a way of producing fresh fruit and vegetables by involving the public in the food production process. The design also generates compost which turns into a reusable material to aid the success cycle of the design.

What could be the perfect event to implement your approach/object?

The community using the design as a tool to aid social and survival issues we face now and in the future.

How many guests can participate in your outdoor dinner?

1-50 people.

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