Kaira van Wijk is an Amsterdam-based journalist and editor, who frequently contributes to the likes of Vogue, ELLE, Financial Times, Rika magazine and more. With a background in art and literature, she interned in Singapore (fashion publication Harper’s Bazaar) and New York (art collective Visionaire).
Most of all she’s interested in the human aspect, what truly moves people in creative industries and other fields of innovation. Especially in the world of today it’s her aim to add stories to the mainstream media that bring a different perspective – whether that be under the umbrella of contemporary design and art or health and wellness.
Amongst others she interviewed futurist Sophie Hackford, eco-warrior Livia Firth, fashion designer Angela Missoni, author Elaine Welteroth and landscape artist Lily Kwong.
The books on her nightstand: Lo-TEK. by professor Julia Watson on indigenous wisdom and architecture, Roofstaat (about the colonial past of the Dutch in Indonesia, where Kaira’s roots also lie) and a beautiful novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.