STOREY: Store personal goods + Tell your spatial story
A self-deployable unit, [storey] empowers children to become authors of the spaces they inhabit by allowing them to curate a common setting – lunchtime – and to re-design the act and space of eating.
The user will open [storey], disguised as a textbook, to find tools such as a magnifying glass (with a book reading/pathfinding light), a surface scratcher “pen”, earplugs, wayfinding map, (among others). A strategically designed section contains place setting for their lunch + condiments to host a pret-a-porter eating experience.
Upon meal completion [storey] can be locked up for safety and carried in the user’s arms or in their backpack without appearing conspicuous. Book and keys can be given to a close accomplice for two or more users to share their [storey]s.
This project aims to encourage collective territorialization (and perhaps privatization) of spaces in schools by giving children the functional and emotional stability to breakaway from the uniform and preset scripts of eating lunch as a public, synchronized, and place-specific experience.
WRKSHP 2014 Fellow: Reina Imagawa