Inside Jack Harries’ pad in Hackney, east London | Bricks & Mortar

Sweden has Greta Thunberg, Britain has Jack Harries. The documentary film-maker and climate activist, 29, is the Harry Styles of the environmental movement: he has interviewed Barack Obama and Sir David Attenborough, and amassed 1.3 million followers on Instagram and 3.7 million subscribers on YouTube, with beautifully shot films of Earth in peril. Yet some of the user comments are less about carbon footprints and more about his looks: “Whaddababe”; “Sexy eco-warrior” etc.

The oak table is by Heather Scott designs on Etsy; the light above it is a Karven Roest Horizontal 150 Pendant Light


“The internet rewards a certain type of thing. And so I think we play that game in order to further the message we’re passionate about,” says Harries, on a Zoom chat from his newly renovated loft-style flat in a 1920s former shoe factory flat in Hackney, east London, where he lives with

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