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Galleries // 2016 Spark:Spring Concept // U-Vendor Pack

U-Vendor Pack

Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Spring Concept
Designer: Huanwen Jiao
Design Type: Product / Social innovation
Company / Organization / School: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Website: http://huanwenjiao.com

Street vendors in China, criticized as passive scenery of the city, face strict restrictions and enforcements from the government. The U-Vendor Pack is part of a street vendor’s registration process that explores the possibility of legalizing street vending in China. After registering with local government, the vendor will receive a U-Vendor Pack. With features such as a water system and packaging storages, U-Vendor Pack can be deployed and attached to fences to supplement the current cooking vehicle. As a welcome-pack from the government to street vendors, U-Vendor Pack helps ease the tensions between them. Overall, the U-Vendor Pack improves the street vending experience, encourages the vendors to register, and helps incorporate street vendors into the city.