The primary program of this installation is to serve as a food cart for the homeless. However, this would most likely create an awkward bubble within the neighborhood where the residents and the homeless won’t interact. One solution to this is to incorporate a secondary program of street chess (or other board games). Although not really a social service, street chess can provide strong social interactions. This is a very good way for people from all kinds of backgrounds to interact and enjoy an enriching and often times humbling moment together. This video describes the street chess scenes in San Francisco but are also prominent in many urban areas all around the world.
The main material will be wood and most likely some kind of stick wood type. This allows for an opportunity to create a unitized system that is able to slowly “dissolve” away while at the same time be used as urban furniture.