Unfolding Dimensions

Yiya Wang
Master of Urban Design

Advised by:
Jonathan Kline
Stefan Gruber

Studio Coordinated By Jonathan Kline and Stefan Gruber

Themes: Care | Culture


This thesis is not only about solving the problems the riders are facing, but also about looking at the huge urban issues that are happening through the agent of the riders.
This thesis is aiming to stop the multi-dimensional to one-dimensional collapse happening on the food delivery riders in Beijing, alienation of migrant workers brought about by platform urbanism and rapid urbanization through the design of a new rider-owned, shared responsibility Platform Cooperative and reshape public spaces with platform cooperative’s expanded services and supporting amenities. To empower riders and bring more possibilities to the identity and the work of them, promote community wellbeing and form better urban life.

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