Mobile Eating Tool Reimagines The Sidewalk As Communal Eating Space

Designer Alexandra Pulver's Pop-Up Lunch Bag intervenes to make lunch more than just a functional necessity.

Lisa Baldini
Lisa Baldini on August 19, 2010.

When you spend the bulk of your life in an office and an urban environment, lunch breaks can be a welcomed relief. Yet, with this respite comes the obstacle of finding a place to actually eat. For many, there are two options: the desk or a restaurant.

Designer Alexandra Pulver seeks to make an intervention into this daily routine with her Pop-Up Lunch initiative. Envisioning the sidewalk as a potential place for communal gatherings, Pulver has designed a lunch bag that doubles as seat when connected to a fence. In designing these “mobile eating tools”, she seeks to:

…inspire even a handful of my fellow urbanites to reconsider the potential for lunch – to be a joyful daily event – and for the sidewalks of NYC to serve as more than just pathways.

Alexandra Pulver

[via: The Pop-Up City]

TOPICS: Design & Architecture, Work & Business
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Lisa Baldini is a regular contributor to As a student of Graham Harwood, Luciana Parisi, and Matthew Fuller, Lisa's interest in technology lies in how culture is changed from the bottom up through history, materiality, databases, user experience, and affective computing. A student of social media marketing, she sees how people try to engage consumers through technology and how much failure is at hand by misunderstanding the medium. A teacher at heart, she writes and curates in an effort to link the knowledge derived between the academic, art, and business worlds.