Category Interview

A small community has now triggered one of the biggest conversations on social housing since Grenfell

Book review of 306: Living Under the Shadow of REGENERATION and interview with project manager Anne E Cooper. First published in The Canary on 17 September 2017: 306: Living Under the Shadow of REGENERATION is a collaborative project with the residents of Cressingham Gardens, allowing them to explore their memories and feelings about home, community and […]

Theresa May has given Jeremy Corbyn a boost no-one saw coming, says an award-winning writer [The Canary]

Q & A with Alex Nunns, author of ‘The Candidate – Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path to Power’, on post election thoughts. First published in The Canary on 2 July 2017: No-one could predict Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to become a Labour leader with the biggest increase in vote share since 1945. Except Alex Nunns, who’s been […]

A Grenfell survivor tells The Canary how he fears the council will make him homeless [The Canary]

Interview with a Grenfell Tower fire survivor on the blaze and his experience afterwards with the council. First published in The Canary on 19 June 2017: After escaping Grenfell Tower from the 17th floor, a survivor explained how his support from the council has left him fearing the worst and believes it may be trying […]

Ali Youssefi – Reinventing The Urban Lifestyle [The Iranian]

Interview and feature on Ali Youssefi, a property developer trying to bring more affordable housing to Sacramento, California in the most equitable way. First published in The Iranian on 10 May 2017: Sacramento, once known as a ‘staid government town,’ has been undergoing a gradual evolution. While retaining its historical character, a raft of regeneration […]

Everest to NYC: Female Saudi mountain-climber scales new summits [The New Arab]

Q&A with Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest while she is at the NYC Women in the World Summit 2017. First published in The New Arab on 6 April 2017: Raha Moharrak, the renowned mountain climber who was the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest, often tells an endearing story […]

Corbyn’s rise is about so much more than ‘summer madness’ [The Canary]

Book review of ‘The Candidate’ and interview with author Alex Nunns about it and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the labour party. One of the themes Nunns explores in his book is the big misconception that people want more centreground politics. And this was where the last Labour leader stumbled. If Ed Miliband […]

This peace activist just slammed the Nobel Peace Prize, and even Obama thinks she’s worth listening to [The Canary]

Interview with Medea Benjamin aka Code Pink and book review (Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection). First Published in The Canary on 8 October 2016: The President had promised changes, but it soon became clear that nothing was going to change fundamentally – either with his drone policy or with the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. After heckling […]