is a freelance design writer, cultural critic and creative strategist specialising in art, architecture, urbanism, housing, irregular migration and climate through the lens of social equity. With experience reporting for publications including The Washington Post, Foreign PolicyCityLab, The Nation, Teen Vogue, New Republic, Hyperallergic, Artsy and GARAGE, she weaves together empathy, curiosity and on-the-ground experience to tell stories about humanity and the way we live.
Her career experience ranges from covering design, fashion and aesthetics at publications like and the Financial Times, to working as a creative consultant for New York- and Mexico City-based Savvy Studios, and reporting on migration justice, reproductive justice and political protest in Mexico and Honduras.
She holds an MA in Journalism from Columbia University, where she specialised in urbanism and architecture through complementary studies at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning. Her master’s thesis explored place branding in Mexico City, while her research on modernist Uruguayan architect Mauricio Cravotto was included in (Radical) Functionalism in Latin America, published by Columbia University Office of Publications in 2019.
She currently moves between unceded territory in Australia, North and Central America and Europe. 

She is available for photographic commissions to accompany her editorial work.

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Twitter: @annette_lin