“Index for AZOA-1,” FAR NEAR Volume 4: Guidance, New York, 2022
Footage of an unidentified person assaulting a 84-year-old Thai man has been extensively shared on social media platforms in recent weeks. Unfortunately, this is just one of countless racially motivated incidents that have occurred since the outbreak of COVID-19; it is imperative to reflect on the spread of anti-Asian discrimination as a component of this public health crisis. Starting with East Asia’s wet markets and their contentious role in the initial spread of the virus, we examine how animality and speciesism have further bolstered xenophobia against Asians...(read more)
In the year 2X11, an artificial island nation in the Asia Pacific is submerged by rising sea levels as a victim and consequence of ceaseless climate crisis. Through the format of index, this creative fiction piece draws upon hypertexual traditions to imagine what this island nation was like, what happened to it, and how it could be found.
“Animals and Epidemic Orientalism: Reconsidering the Taxonomies of COVID-19,” FAR NEAR
Decolonizing Far and Near No. 8, February 22, 2021