Have you ever enjoyed a meal together with friends and strangers alike?
Can you imagine a square hosting a big table that neighbours share for dinner in summer nights?
Is it possible to raise awareness and fight food waste by launching a public banquet prepared out of leftovers?
In recent years numerous initiatives worldwide have arisen using food to challenge the way people engage in urban public spaces. Combining various backgrounds such as art, architecture, activism or anthropology, this interventions have been put into practice without any commercial purpose but holding multiple intentions that range from enjoyment and celebration to education or political protest.
City Cook Book is a collection of initiatives enhancing public spaces by bringing people together through food culture. It aims to explore how food can be an effective tool to both transform our common spaces into sites for encounter and social interaction, as well as to engage with larger issues that shape our everyday urban life. Through its digital platform and its print-it-yourself publication, City Cook Book intents to visualize this phenomena, reflect upon it and inspire other initiatives.
City Cook Book is a non-profit initiative developed by Claudia Sánchez and Íñigo Cornago.
Proyecto financiado por Ayudas Creación Injuve
Project funded by Ayudas Creación Injuve
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2πr revolutionizes the classic practice of eating with legs under a table, involving the user to become part of the project. Around the table is achieved sharing, communication, and conviviality, so any meal consumed, even on the street, remains a social occasion to “celebrate”.
The classical archetype of the table as a unique and essential base that rests on four legs has been isolated, the circular plane which has to be “worn” through adjustable braces by at least three people (and maximum five) has been isolated for balance and activation the social event.
2πr will allow you to share food and establish interpersonal relationships triggered by the table support act. Moreover, through the rotogravure movement of the central plane, a further interaction game between the diners triggers.
The table components are a circular plan of lightweight treated wood (diameter 160 cm) to which two circular planes (diameter 80cm) are connected by means of a threaded bar. The five slits will accommodate length adjustable straps.
Pasquale Buonpane & Francesca Massi with Mariella Gentile create consolidated collaboration made of experimentation, knowledge, projects and work ranging from architecture to interior design, graphic design to multimedia.
They are known during the Erasmus project in Paris and since then share experiences and projects while living in two different nations.
Our design evolution involves reading and learning processes that can deliver formal consistency to space by offering a concrete and different result each time.