Lockdown lessons for the future of work

Published in BusinessLife, June 2020. Original article p 59-61. When the world locked down in March to fight coronavirus, most knowledge-businesses already had the technology in place to disperse their workforce. People created makeshift offices in their kitchens or bedrooms, propping up their laptops to resume office life via video: “The technology of remote workingContinue reading “Lockdown lessons for the future of work”

Ai-Da

Published in Kinfolk #53, March 2020. (PDF here.) Ai-Da Meet Ai-Da. She’s a promising young artist who’s earned a million pounds in her first year of selling. She’s also a robot. Jessica Furseth visits her studio. Ai-Da looks up from her worktable as I walk into her studio, locking eyes with me over her pencilContinue reading “Ai-Da”

Raves and resistance: The hidden history of King’s Cross

Published in Huck Magazine, May 2019. Original article here. Raves and resistance: the hidden history of Kings Cross The Disappearing City One of the most rapidly developing parts of the city, Kings Cross has a proud record of political activism. But if you dig a little under the surface, you’ll find much is still there.Continue reading “Raves and resistance: The hidden history of King’s Cross”

When women aren’t given pain relief for invasive gynae procedures

An extended version of the story published in Broadly by Vice on 16th January 2019. If your doctor told you to take two paracetamol before coming in for a small medical procedure, what would you expect? As I went in for my first hysteroscopy—a procedure that examines the inside of the uterus with a small cameraContinue reading “When women aren’t given pain relief for invasive gynae procedures”

Everything and its opposite // Interview with Kathryn Joseph

Published in Oh Comely magazine, February 2019.  Everything and its opposite There’s so much want in Kathryn Joseph’s music. It’s right there in the title of her new album, “From when I wake the want is” – that feeling that sits there, under the eyes, under the tongue, and there’s nothing you can do exceptContinue reading “Everything and its opposite // Interview with Kathryn Joseph”

The case for the four-day workweek

BL Magazine, January 2019. Original article p54-57. Sharing the spoils: The case for the four-day workweek Automation leads to improved efficiency – but who benefits? Until now, the spoils of technological advancement has gone straight to the business bottom line, as staff keep working the same hours no matter how much time is “saved” byContinue reading “The case for the four-day workweek”

Hotel

Published in Lionheart Magazine, the ‘Bright’ issue, in November 2018.  Hotel “Stay as long as you like,” he said as he headed out the door. “Take anything you want from the minibar.” That’s quite the offer, isn’t it. It was already late in the morning, but the moment was irresistible: I was in a hotelContinue reading “Hotel”