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a social study of social distancing


Bib table cloth for two
Sisanda Nxumalo

MINI MEET is an exhibition that prompts creative thinking and solutions to solve the problem of keeping physical distance without losing the social aspect of meeting up. Experience the strategies designed by Studio H and Hendrik Works for an altered, post-coronavirus social landscape.

Faced with the problem of real-life social engagements during the Covid19 pandemic our collective designed oversized 1,5m cutlery sets and interactive tools to help people connect socially while keeping, and experiencing, the recommended physical distance. 

The project was also presented as a micro, two day pop-up interactive experience in Cape Town, South Africa. Here visitors could order a selection of food items from a specially designed menu that kept the recommended 1,5m distance in mind. Furthermore, visitors were encouraged to come up with their own recipes, designs, or solutions for connecting socially while maintaining physical distance. 

MINI MEET also exists as an open source archive and is an ongoing research project - open to any contributor adding to the document and accessible to anyone wanting to implement the strategies. 

Studio H & Hendrik Works

Studio H is a future food design studio based in South Africa and The Netherlands.

Hendrik Works is a South African born design researcher and artist, living and working in The Netherlands.