How to Design Inclusive Futures for Last Mile Delivery

In the spring of 2020, we began working with Julia Powles, Bianca Wylie, and the team at Minderoo Foundation as part of a larger effort to reset the global conversation about technology platforms and power. Almost as soon as we started, the COVID-19 pandemic struck and reset our own thinking. What began as an exploration of ride-hail cooperatives expanded into a much larger visioning of the future of the technology-mediated material economy in local communities.

Working with Bryan Boyer at Dash Marshall, we developed a set of three scenarios that explore in turn how consumer cooperatives, maker collectives, and national postal systems can play a crucial role in rewriting the future of last mile delivery systems as a tool for wealth development rather than wealth extraction.

Download the illustrated report. (PDF, 5.6 Mb)