I’m Victoria Lautman, a freelance cultural journalist-at-large with years of experience across all media: print, broadcast, and digital. With too many interests to contain in one job and a compulsion to share my quests, I’ve cobbled together a workable (if eccentric) career encompassing everything. I now combine my fascination with architecture, design, art and history with public speaking, interviewing, writing, and traveling. Pursuing the next “adventure” is a primary goal.
India has been the focus of my work in recent years and I’ll stay hooked until all the compelling discoveries there evaporate. After being captivated by the subcontinent decades ago I’ve returned many times, often spending several months documenting elusive “stepwells,” exploring remote historical sites, or reporting on more western events like the annual design, fashion, and literature festivals. Back home, I write about aspects of these travels, and present lectures on India’s overlooked marvels.