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Alex Gallafent

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Alex Gallafent is a contributing correspondent for the BBC and Public Radio International's The World, and a freelance experience designer, including with the New York-based consultancy, ESI Design. His radio career began with BBC Radio in London where he produced flagship arts programs Front Row and Night Waves; Outlook, for the BBC World Service; and the globe-spanning music show, Late Junction. Since then, Alex has reported from locations around the world, including Swaziland, South Africa, the Brazilian Amazon, Turkey, Chile, and the UAE. After studying analytic philosophy at Oxford, Alex trained in classical acting at LAMDA in London. He's performed Shakespeare in venues including the Old Vic and the Tokyo Globe, and improv & sketch comedy at Edinburgh's Gilded Balloon, The PIT in New York and elsewhere. He's also a composer and sound designer for theater with various credits in London's West End and the UK.

Stories by Alex Gallafent:

Dhaka in pictures: a city of culture, opportunity and deprivation

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Dhaka in pictures: a city of culture, opportunity and deprivation

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Nurur Rahman Khan was born and bred in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A practicing architect and university lecturer, Khan alternately marvels at the city’s convivial culture and bemoans its economic and structural deficiencies. He’ll brook no debate over the quality of Dhaka’s food, though: It’s miraculously good. Here’s a taste of Khan’s Dhaka, photographed by Mohammad Tauheed, a []

My City: Why Shanghai is the ultimate hackerspace

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My City: Why Shanghai is the ultimate hackerspace

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In 2005, at the start of my first visit to Shanghai, the city clothed itself in a growling thunderstorm. When dusk fell and neon began to score the sky, the city was more Blade Runner-y than I thought a real place possible to be. I remember diving into a luxe spa for a post-train massage, []