August 3, 2021
A logistical breakdown in global supply chains gave rise to a neighborly system of exchange and recycling in one North Carolinian suburb. Families took in new items - from stuffed animals to wine coasters - as fast as they cleared out their closets.
July 27, 2021
A diabetic gives a rundown of the logistics involved in acquiring regular medical care during the pandemic in Brazil, where half a million people have died from Covid-19.
July 25, 2021
The author dreams a scenario that veers between nightmare and reality about the plight of warehouse workers, and an imaginary audience that cares.
July 15, 2021
Poetry and graphic art come together to tell a powerful story of how the #COVID19 pandemic is experienced by incarcerated people.
July 8, 2021
The supply, distribution, and chewing of khat came to a halt in East Africa due to #Covid19. But the pandemic has also led to the brokering of new trade deals between nations and new #covidlogistics.
July 7, 2021
In South Korea, singing and concerts have been viewed as a risk due to their potential for spreading Covid through sound-and-droplet transfer. The pandemic has further highlighted how cultural ideologies about specific kinds of music and artists are articulated through state regulation.
July 1, 2021
The circulation of masks within and outside of South Korea has been highly regulated by the government during the pandemic. Sending masks to family members living abroad became the greatest symbol of care during lockdown.
June 29, 2021
From toilet paper to bicycles, board games to ketchup, the world experienced a range of product shortages this past year. Check out this listicle of “hot items” in short supply during the pandemic. #SoLogistical
June 24, 2021
In Wuhan, China, the pandemic has popularized ever more specialized delivery and logistics services. Is specialist mobility labor (“running legs”) here to stay?
June 22, 2021
This listicle showcases changing mediatized representations of Punjabi logistical labor, from trucking to transnational logistical relationships, diasporic remittances to COVID-related border closures. #SoLogistical #TruckingLogistics
June 22, 2021
The state of Punjab in India has been central to the recent farmers’ protests. It is also a major site of logistical flows - trucking, transnational labor circulation, and supply chain politics - that in turn influence musical media coming out of the region.
June 17, 2021
An anthropologist reflects on the logistical disruption to the publication & distribution of his daily “distraction,” comic books.
June 15, 2021
In West Africa, travelers rely on WhatsApp groups for timely and accurate logistical information regarding pandemic-related border closures.
June 10, 2021
The rising #Covid19 death toll in Iran has led to multiple logistical conundrums: where to bury the dead and how long to postpone funerals. As the pandemic continues, “after” Covid seems like a distant temporal horizon.
June 7, 2021
In the early days of the pandemic, Taiwan was a haven for “covid refugees” due to its low #Covid19 count. But since May 2021, the island country has seen multiple Covid clusters and a vaccine shortage.
June 5, 2021
In Bengaluru, India, WhatsApp groups connected farmers directly to consumers during the Covid lockdown, enabling a new process of selling.
June 2, 2021
The cameras at Mecca are always on, broadcasting live from the Grand Mosque. During the pandemic, the crowds diminished but the live feeds continued, now suffused with messages about #covidlogistics.
May 27, 2021
During the pandemic, care has often meant isolation from loved ones. But in Palestinian refugee camps that are overcrowded, people are facing a cruel, new disaster.
May 27, 2021
Type of Mask: Commercially purchased fabric face mask (“EnerPlex Comfort XL 3-Ply Reusable Face Mask - Breathable Comfort, Fully Machine Washable, Extra Large”)
May 26, 2021
"Negative" PCR certificates have become essential travel documents. But waiting for the test results can be a nerve-wrecking experience...
May 20, 2021
Grave digging as punishment. Restrictions on when to walk your dog. Banning junk food. These are just some of the unusual rules to emerge out of Covid lockdowns from around the world. #SoLogistical #CovidRules
May 20, 2021
In the United States, the logistics of COVID-19 relief privileges citizens and certain non-citizens, and leave communities most impacted by the virus, such as undocumented migrants, with the least protections.
May 17, 2021
Cochlear implants are lifelines for many, a means to accessing and living in the world. But the pandemic has made it hard to find essential parts such as implant batteries.
May 12, 2021
Coming after a catastrophic 2020, the UK's greatest logistical triumph in a generation will leave shockingly little trace that it ever happened.
May 9, 2021
"Point-to-point" labor transport has become the standard way of resuming labor mobility as the lockdown eased in China.
May 8, 2021
Type of Mask: Uniqlo AIRism fabric face mask (black, size M, three pack, 90% nylon, 10% polyurethane)
May 6, 2021
The severe oxygen shortage in India deepens the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the country, sending diasporic Indians scrambling to help their families.
May 4, 2021
During the December festivities, many from Zimbabwe usually cross over to South Africa for shopping. This continued despite the lockdown in 2020, but it became harder and more dangerous.
May 3, 2021
In Brazil, BR-163 is an important logistical route for transporting soybean and corn, but its very existence is detrimental for an indigenous community.
April 29, 2021
India's sudden nationwide lockdown in March 2020 led to a chaotic disruption of food supply chains, with state borders closed and no workers to load or unload boxes...
April 26, 2021
In the Netherlands, package delivery workers depend on a cluster of digital systems that function via precise calculations of the package’s expected handling time and speed of movement. Read on to know more about "The System".
April 21, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Resident Committee (RC)’s supervisional and regulatory power was vividly seen and felt by Shanghai residents...
April 19, 2021
The recent navigational fail of the container ship, Ever Given, proved there’s nothing like a giant shipping disaster to capture public attention. Take a brief detour into the dark archive of other #ShipOfFools for those who can’t get enough of the shock-and-awe of maritime disasters...#SoLogistical. #MaritimeLogistics
April 22, 2021
In Nagaland, Northeast India, the logistics of mobilizing care and protection for vulnerable children from violent homes becomes a rallying point.
April 21, 2021
Airline meals are a thing of enigma. They are these magical products that seem to float effortlessly out of tiny airplane galleys...
April 14, 2021
Supply shortages. Transportation challenges. Securing Bubble Space… Has anyone ever noticed how these parables of contagion are all about #Logistics? #CovidXLogistics, #ZombieLogistics, #SoLogistical