Public Waiters

As food delivery services like Deliveroo and Foodora grows, spontaneous meeting points are being formed in cities: places where the deliverers come together to wait for new orders.These self-chosen central spots could be considered a physical manifestation of the gig economy. What’s more important, however, is how they represent an aspect of the deliverer’s working situation that they are in charge of themselves.

Using a colour tracking camera that detects the worker’s uniforms, Public Waiters is an online video series automatically documenting food deliverers waiting in public space. The video series aims to expose the growing significance of these spaces, while also questioning new forms of automated labour.