I’m Jess, a journalist in London.

I write about urbanism and the city, agency around health, how technology is changing the way we live, and geekery in all its forms. ‘The Disappearing City’ at Huck Magazine is my column about the changing urban landscapes of London. My most viral stories have been about bacon, and ‘Africa’ by Toto.

Hire me / say hi: jessica.furseth@gmail.com

Reported features:
* The curse of the British pub refurbishment – Huck Magazine
* The Big Picture: What we lost in the wilderness years of photo storage –  “Finding CTRL” from Nesta and the the EU’s Next Generation Internet initiative
* The sound of silence from noise-cancelling headphones is the ultimate survival tool for modern life – The Guardian
* How preventative botox became part of “self care” – Vice
* A trip down Greek Street, old Soho’s final frontier – Huck Magazine
* When women aren’t given pain relief for invasive gynae procedures – Broadly / Vice
* Meet the seniors who CrossFit – Elemental by Medium
* Meal replacements are booming. But what about the taste?
* The colour of your city: How random acts of history created colour patterns that determine how we build cities today – Curbed / Vox
* Raves and resistance: The hidden history of King’s Cross – Huck Magazine
* The wild, necessary world of online UTI cures – The Cut / New York Magazine
* The art of imitation: Tracing down family’s favourite fake painting – Hazlitt
* Pints at dawn: The last days of London’s earlyhouse pub culture – The Guardian
* The hidden sexual side effects of pre-cervical cancer treatment – Tonic / Vice
* The mis-managed London Olympic legacy and the last glory days of Hackney Wick – Huck Magazine
* How terrazzo made its staggering comeback – Curbed / Vox
* Chasing ghost signs – Hazlitt
* Inside London’s secret ‘love hotels’ – Huck Magazine
* How Birkenstock convinced us the breaking-in pain is worth it – Racked / Vox
* How I learned to stop worrying and love gaming – The Guardian
* Our fridges, ourselves: On home tech, culture shock, and expat life – Curbed / Vox
* On the misplaced shame of getting PTSD from “everyday” events – Tonic / Vice
* The last graffiti on the Lord Napier in Hackney Wick – Garage / Vice

Essay and opinion: 
* Å, Norway: A remarkably unremarkable tourist attraction – Popula
* How two cynical divorcees embraced the relationship contract – The Cut / New York Magazine
* Schrodinger’s Cancer – Catapult
* My house was my marriage – Curbed
* Look at this absolute unit: On the English Museum of Rural Life, Brexit, and life on a damp island – The Outline
* Half-lifes: On citizenship – Popula
* How Scandinavian pragmatism created the ultimate cheese tool – Taste
* Star Trek Voyager, and the things that pull us out of the fire – Catapult
* On accents and belonging – Featured Stories by Medium
* Notes on a small election – The London Review of Books
* On fashion lost in translation – White Noise
What it means to belong to London in times of Brexit – Catapult
On brown cheese, and beautifully boring memories – Roads & Kingdoms