What’s on your desktop today?
A hard drive full of field photographs to comb through.
Little things that make your life worthwhile
Websites – ProPublica, Wait But Why and Al Jazeera. Apps – Tweetbot (I honestly don’t understand how people use Twitter through the native client, with the sponsored trash and jumbled timeline), Instapaper and Spotify. Audio – afrobeat, pop for running and the Relentless Picnic podcast. Reading – The Moor’s Last Sigh (Salman Rushdie), Design Anthropology (Gunn, Otto and Smith), and trying to get through The BFG (Roald Dahl) in German.
What do you have on the walls?
My small collection of Australian artworks, to try to cover up the awful woodchip wallpaper that is endemic in Berlin apartments.
What hours do you work?
In Berlin, around 10am to 7pm. In Abuja we start at 9am, but that does depend on whether I’m in the office or if I’m out in the field.
What else do you do in the office?
In Berlin I work from home, so it’s all about just trying not to do the dishes or other procrastitasks. In Abuja: listen in bemused ignorance as everyone dissects the latest Game of Thrones, eat fura (yoghurt with millet) and curse the slow internet.