Some examples of social campaigns launched on instagram for The Economist Earth Day 2020 Resurfaced the best of The Economist's climate content across Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Created a carousel that focused on the history of climate activism since the first Earth Day in 1970. Click to view the full carousel International Women's Day 2020… Continue reading Social campaigns for The Economist
Doing away with such handouts is devilishly difficult Written for The Economist, Daily Chart, October 2019 A CRISIS WAS defused in Quito, Ecuador’s capital, on Sunday. After 11 days of mass protests, which left at least seven dead and more than 1,000 injured, President Lenín Moreno’s government agreed not to scrap subsidies on petrol and… Continue reading Governments subsidise fossil fuels to the tune of $427bn a year
The contemporary art world’s most prestigious event, the 58th Venice Biennale, puts a spotlight on the art of change Written for Tempus Magazine, August 2019 In the Palazzo Ca’Tron, an elegant 16th-century structure on Venice’s Canal Grande, a shoal of blue marlin dance through a turquoise lagoon. Vines spiral around giant trees and, hanging from… Continue reading Art and ecology collide at the Venice Biennale
Some examples of writing published in 1843 Magazine's "All The Rage" - What the world is watching, wearing and drinking What Mexicans are drinking, December/January 2020 How Parisians are sightseeing February/March 2020
But many other countries tolerate or encourage it Written for The Economist, Daily Chart, September 2019 ONE IN FIVE girls marries before reaching adulthood. One in twenty is wed before her fifteenth birthday. In Indonesia, which has the eighth-highest number of child brides in the world according to the UN, the phenomenon should soon be… Continue reading Indonesia has banned marriage for young girls
Written for inews, January 2020 Hotel review: Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers, Mauritius Sun-drenched days at La Pointe aux Canonniers offer all you could want from a Mauritian getaway: two pristine beaches, kaleidoscopic coral reefs and more watersports than can be fitted into a week’s stay. The 47-year-old buzzing family resort has undergone a major renovation,… Continue reading This family-friendly Indian Ocean resort has just had a grown-up makeover
Examples of work I have written for Espresso, the daily news app from The Economist No mums please: modernising beauty pageants December 2019 The Triumphant Arc: Big art in Belgium, August 2019
Written for i Weekend Barrio Yungay’s low-rise, somewhat dilapidated buildings make for an interesting change of scene after the flashy sky-high towers that dominate central Santiago. The street art is an instant giveaway that this is an artists’ abode: huge leopards, mythological faces and otherworldly plants dance across breathtaking 100-year-old façades. Laundry slung from curling Beaux-Arts… Continue reading Santiago’s arty neighbourhood Barrio Yungay proves that Chile’s capital deserves a visit
Written for The Connexion. From Poubelle to Guillotine and Pralines, more than a handful of French words are derived from the surnames of actual French people who made them famous. Thus, through the wheels of invention, some proper nouns have made their way into the language.
Serge Gainsbourg, Edith Piaf, Jean-Michel Jarre and the Gipsy Kings are often seen as French exceptions for their popularity outside France. There was little more than international disdain for France’s “rockeur national” Johnny Hallyday. Fast forward and France is now home to some big names on the international scene.