Annette is a freelance foreign correspondent journalist based between Australia and Mexico who covers design, culture and social justice for publications including Foreign Policy, The Nation, Teen Vogue, CityLab, GARAGE and Hyperallergic.

 She has previously reported from Mexico, the U.S., Honduras, Finland, the U.K. and Australia on the  nuances and wider social politics of contemporary art, architecture, urban policy and  immigration, and speaks English, Spanish and Cantonese.

She holds a Masters of Arts in Journalism from Columbia University, where she complemented her work in cultural criticism with classes in urban planning and architecture at Columbia‘s Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning. Prior to that she received a double Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and International Studies (Mexico) from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, and completed one year of exchange at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

She also freelances in branding, copywriting, design consulting and content for clients including Spotify, The Broadsheet for Edition Hotels and Atlantic Re:think (the branded content arm of The Atlantic). See here for more info.


Why Climate Denial Survives While Australia Burns for New Republic
Teen Immigrants Bullied Because of Culture, Language, and More for Teen Vogue
Honduran Protestors Have Little Cause for Hope for Foreign Policy
AMLO’s Crumbling Promise to Migrants for North American Congress on Latin America
Will Migrants Stay in Mexico? for The Nation
After the Caravan for The Nation
Migrant Caravan Teens Talk About What It's Like to Get Your Period for Teen Vogue
The Hunger That Consumes You for the Weather Channel [production assistant]
Over 1,500 Immigrants Arriving at the US Border for Helsingin Sanomat [as source, quoted in Finnish]
Is Sydney’s Opera House a Billboard? for CityLab
Mexico City’s $150 Million Rebrand Faces Growing Pains for CityLab
Don’t Be Dinosaurs on Climate Change, Pollies Urged for the Australian Associated Press


How a Museum Wields Its Power in Crafting a National Identity for Hyperallergic
Why Jeff Koons Is a Natural Successor to Marcel Duchamp for Artsy
F-Architecture and the Hymen Industrial Complex for PIN-UP
In Museo, Two Slackers Carry Out an Epic Art Heist for Hyperallergic
Rethinking the Laws of Nature at Helsinki’s New Amos Rex Museum for Hyperallergic
Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans Has No Time for Trump-Era Pessimism for GARAGE
This Artist Sunk Le Corbusier’s Magnum Opus in a Danish Fjord for GARAGE
Kristin-Lee Moolman & Ib Kamara Predict the Future for the Last Magazine
Aaron Stern’s ‘We Live Behind the Moon Sometimes’ for the Last Magazine
Agnes Barley’s Shadow Structures for the Last Magazine
Pedro Almodóvar’s Most Haunting, Stylish Heroines  for Milk Studios
Artworks Set to Fetch Up to $9m at Auction for the Australian Associated Press


Florence Pugh Loves to Control Her Audience for the Last Magazine
Thirteen-year-old Sunny Suljic Relives the Nineties for the Last Magazine
Sonoya Mizuno Quit Ballet of ‘Ex Machina’ for the Last Magazine
‘Atypical’ Star Keir Gilchrist Might Quit Acting for Farming for the Last Magazine
Zoey Deutch Goes All In For ‘Flower’ for the Last Magazine
Kelsey Asbille Brings Heart to the Neo-Western Series ‘Yellowstone’ for the Last Magazine
Dej Loaf Brings Her Powerful Performance and All-Embracing Sound to Coachella for the Last Magazine
Morgan Saylor for the Last Magazine
Interview with Crystal Moselle for Milk Studios
Interview with Rafael Prieto for Saturdays NYC


Little Black Book: Melbourne for Matches Fashion
The New Super Cities for Matches Fashion
The Grooming Report: Out on the Town for Matches Fashion
Gary Bigeni Gives Both Online and Traditional Retailing his Love for
In the Frame: Abbey Lee and Mania Mania for
A Foxy Fantasy at Mulberry for
Reporting on Australian Fashion Week for the Sydney Morning Herald


Niagara Falls




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