I’m Jess, a journalist in London.

I write about culture, urbanism, agency around health, and how technology is changing the way we live. I write ‘The Disappearing City’ at Huck Magazine, a column about the changing urban landscapes of London. My viral hits have been about bacon, and ‘Africa’ by Toto, proudly.

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
* The lost freedom of East London’s strip pubs – 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 will we evolve past taste? – Outside Magazine
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 my family’s favourite fake painting – Hazlitt
* Pints at dawn: The last days of London’s earlyhouse pub culture – The Guardian
* A trip down Greek Street, old Soho’s final frontier – Huck Magazine
* The hidden sexual side effects of pre-cervical cancer treatment – Tonic / Vice
* 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
* 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
* No fourth dates, and other new dating rules in the age of Tinder – Vice
* How Scandinavian pragmatism created the ultimate cheese tool – Taste
* On Star Trek Voyager, a lost year, and the things that pull us out of the fire – Catapult
* 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