In Shanghai, food stalls, restaurants and marketplaces have migrated online. The
Coronavirus pandemic intensified this virtualization. This course treats mobile food delivery as a
media infrastructure and examines how new delivery systems form part of a distributed urban
ecosystem. Students use critical cartography and digital storytelling to explore cultural,
economic and political issues raised by the growth of food delivery apps, such as food
production reorganization, socio-economic conditions of delivery workers, and shifts in the city's built environment.