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FAR–NEAR is a curated cross-cultural book series broadening perspectives of Asia through image, person, idea and history to unlearn the inherent dominative mode.
Spanning from Turkey to Japan, each volume focuses on a specific theme and has thus far featured Shirin Neshat, Takashi Homma, 9m88, The Beijing Opera, Porochista Khakpour, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Slavs and Tatars, Ma Thanegi, Bo Songvisava, Ayse Erkmen, Mona Saudi, Richie Shazam, Hitoshi Fugo, Keisuke Asano, Nick Sethi, Pixy Liao and more.
Vol 1 launched in 2018 explores the concept of movement – an act of taking control of your body, changing physical or mental location, arrival and departure by working together to push forward a way of thinking.
Vol 2 focuses on taste–distaste through food, drink, flavor, recipe, hospitality, style, agriculture and aesthetic and is expected to release in spring 2019.

The Team:
Lulu Yao Gioiello: Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director
Ariana King: Senior Editor
Urara Muramatsu: Contributing Editor

Nowness; Yellow, 12.2019
Office Magazine; Far to Near, and Back Again, 07.2019
Flaunt Magazine; FAR–NEAR: TASTE | DISTASTE, 06.2019
Nowness China; Fades and Braids Debut, 04.2019
Sukeban; FAR–NEAR Volume 2, 04.2019
Document Journal; ‘Fades and Braids,’ the short film exploring Asian identity through hairstyles, 04.2019
It’s Nice That; Far Near is a curated book series broadening the perspectives of Asia, 10.2018
Self Publish Be Happy; FAR–NEAR Volume 1, 08.2018
Sukeban; An interview with Lulu Yao Gioiello, the curator of FAR–NEAR: a new book series broadening perspectives of Asia, 08.2018
Galdem Zine; FAR-NEAR: A new book series broadens the boundaries of Asian identity, 06.2018
Document Journal; A new cross-cultural book series will help you ‘unlearn’ the tired narratives on Asian identity, 06.2018
Hero Magazine; Challenging Western conceptions of Asia through beautiful photography, 04.2018
New York Magazine’s The Cut; The Art Director With a Clothing Line and Magazine, 10.2017