Understanding and catering to the social and spatial needs of food delivery riders.
"If workers are without central meeting places and, thus, without places for communication among themselves, common social identities and ‘cultures of solidarity’ can only emerge to a limited extent." - Heiner HeilandAndrew Copolov
The research looks at how food delivery riders in Melbourne use and understand the city. In addition, this project-based PhD will propose architectural outcomes which can improve rider access to crucial amenities such as toilets, while also providing riders spaces for discussion, congregation, and organisation.