The Really Big Table is a 25 ft. long modular table/gathering space that is transported throughout the urban landscape by bicycle.
The Really Big Table is long table that functions as a gathering space and activates alternative places. Through its modular construction, it can be easily transported throughout the urban landscape by bicycle. We think of our table as an accordion book that holds, tells, and creates stories through participation and conversation. We can deliver and set up the table with the help of a few volunteers or the process of building the table with us can be part of the team building experience. We can also stay and run other engagement activities such as setting a long paper runner with questions to prompt conversations or battering warm cookies for the sharing of knowledge or stories. The Really Big Table team can work with your organization for custom engagement activities or just set up our long platform for you to host upon.
Standard Event Includes: Three hours of table time with delivery/set-up/break down
Additional and customizable options:
Staffing/facilitating- $70 hr for a Really Big Table staff member to man the table
Extra hours-It is an extra $50 per extra daytime hour.
Custom programming- $150 we will sit down with you and come up with an ingenious idea that fits with your needs
Distance/Season/Time- If the table travels farther then 10 miles, needs to be at an event past 7pm, or is used between November and March we will need to add an extra $150 for truck rental.
Corporate / Large Event Rate: $750 gets you three hours of table time with delivery/set-up/break down. Same cost for extras.
Transport Size–this is generally the smallest size, use this to determine fit through doors, etc. (LxWxH): 118″ X 31″ x 44”
Fits through standard door, on a bike trailer, can go indoors or out.
Footprint–how much space is ideal for basic set-up (LxWxH): 30’ x 6’ x 8’
Additional Specification Details:
The table is willing to travel but please make sure it will fit where you want it. Beyond 10 mile radius of 55406 requires additional cost for truck rental.
Amanda Lovelee and Colin Harris
based in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Amanda Lovelee is a visual artist based in Minneapolis, MN. She is interested in how people connect and the spaces in which they do so within contemporary society. www.amandalovelee.com
Colin Harris a civil engineer, designer, cyclist and musician based in Minneapolis, MN. His recent work has focused on bicycle and pedestrian planning, urban design, and community engagement.