An art project inspired by street food and local electronics manufacturers aims to help inspire positive new ideas for the social infrastructure of two cities.

David Benjamin, Principal of architecture firm The Living, and Director of the Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University, recently gave a talk where he discussed the LED soup bowls he created for last year's Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture.

The bowls, inspired by street food and local electronics manufacturers, had customised messages programed inside and were distributed amongst open-air street restaurants.

Edible Geography explains how Benjamin's project embodied the Biennale‘s theme of “City Mobilisation”:

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