Presented by Wil Chivers, WISERD. This seminar is part of the Cardiff WISERD Lunchtime Seminar series.

This seminar reports on current ethnographic fieldwork exploring the experiences of platform economy cycle couriers in Cardiff. The presentation is based on video recordings filmed during a ride-along with a cycle courier on a typical day’s shift. The aim of the video is to draw attention to the physicality of this kind of work, the negotiation of risky urban geography, and the opportunities for socialising in an otherwise isolated ‘workplace’. The presentation concludes with some reflection on the ethnographic approach to this project, including the use of multimedia data.

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