Pandemic Exposure: ‘Platform’ Infrastructure in Public Use in India
The COVID19 lockdowns have created a petri-dish of experiments in the public distribution of food and, experiences of hunger for India. All scales of government racing to find ways of feeding their constituents. Delivery and intra-city logistics platforms have played multiple roles in these experiments.
In this flux of broken public infrastructure and private efficiencies, what happens to the labouring bodies of platform service providers? I write for University of Oxford's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) blog on what it means to be a platform worker working for city authorities in the middle of a pandemic.
Read the piece here.