Laura Kemp is a journalist, presenter and flying freelance story teller. She loves to write about culture and development and to carry out fierce interviews, for online, TV and print. She is based in Amsterdam but don’t be surprised if you catch her in London or New York.
The criticism directed at social media is growing fast. Even Silicon Valley seems to have seen the dangers of its ways and says it wants to protect us from the evils of the algorithm. I joined the growing club of people who needed a social media detox to find out how six weeks of abstinence […]
Enjoyed speaking on ABC Australian radio to discuss the controversy surrounding Dutch Christmas character Black Pete. Listen to the conversation here.
This story is part of a series commissioned by Bilderberg hotels. For this first edition I speak with experts about the the positive effects of work meetings in nature.
Voor Vrij Nederland ging ik naar Londen om een reportage te maken over de persoonlijke gevolgen van Brexit. Daar sprak ik met EU-burgers, Londenaren, studenten, professoren en vertegenwoordigers. De onzekerheid is groot en steeds meer mensen verlaten de stad.
For the first time, Jennifer Goodes shares her memories of the eighties in New York and her turbulent relationship with legendary artist Jean Michel Basquiat. Laura Kemp spoke with her for Interview Magazine.
Publication for national ART magazine See All This
For this campaign by Booking.com I was asked by VICE Media to do the research. As a storyteller and journalist, I can only encourage the current movement of brands wanting to highlight real people, with relatable experiences, instead of the advertisement cliches we have seen for too long. It was great to collaborate on this romantic project.
Het is een primeur in Europa: In Amsterdam Nieuw-West wonen studenten en jonge vluchtelingen samen op een soort grote wooncampus. Hoe gaat dit er aan toe? Laura Kemp bezoekt samen met fotograaf Julie Hrudova het pas geopende ‘Startblok Riekerhaven.’
Interview met Sjarel Ex voor Life & Technology Magazine: MAcFan. Hoe ziet de directeur van het Boijmans van Beuningen de relatie tussen kunst en technologie? Het tastbare en het virtuele? De toekomst?
For French/German TV channel ARTE: I made a report about the very peculiar solution the Netherlands has to it’s empty prisons; renting them out to other countries’ inmates! In this report I visit the notorious “Norgerhaven” complex, currently inhabited by Norwegian inmates. What are the challenges of the cultural differences? How do the inmates deal with being far away from their family? And also: which laws do apply? Dutch? Or Norwegian?