I'm Lauren Razavi, a multimedia journalist based in Amsterdam.
I have 8 years' experience reporting on topics at the intersection of technology, business, policy and human behaviour, plus 5 years' experience of delivering talks and appearing on panels about big tech, surveillance, blockchain, internet culture, and more. I'm a deep thinker and vocal commentator on how we can realign technology with the interests of humanity.
I'm currently writing a book about the future of work that examines the past two decades of technological innovation and its impact on economics and equality globally – covering issues from the sharing economy and data sovereignty to the future of work and algorithmic decision-making.
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My previous roles include managing editor for the future of work at Google and future cities columnist at Inverse. I was a Guardian Masterclasses speaker between 2015 and 2018, and I've spoken at large-scale events such as London's Battle of Ideas and the Women of the World Festival. I've won numerous national and international awards, including IPSE’s Young Freelancer of the Year Prize in 2016 and UEA's Innovation and Impact Award in 2019.
I'm a graduate of the University of East Anglia in Norwich and a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in London. I'm half-British and half-Iranian, and during six years as a foreign reporter and digital nomad, I've lived across the UK, the US, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.