Editorial Collective


Chun Kit’s intellectual curiosity is driven by a desire to lead an examined life. He also happens to inhabit the body of a twunk, enjoys RuPaul’s drag race and dances to 90s Mandopop. These wide-ranging predilections - from the arcane mechanics of high finance (which he moonlights five days a week) to the theatrical flairs of drag culture, makes him a quintessential voice of his generation.

Kar Jin is a technology researcher and policy busybody. With a predilection for the fantastic, he can often be heard singing the praises of Dune (the third one) and cyberpunk (not the ScarJo one), like a lonely town-crier in an empty square. His spiritual homeland is Melaka, and his aspirational homeland is ancient Rome. His secret superpower is the ability to melt the hearts of people over 60, perhaps due to the recognition of resemblance.

Lay Sheng is public policy researcher and tea connoisseur. When he is not bugging his friends for emotional affirmation, he watches Tsai Ming Liang films, dabbles in design and dives deep into the archives to look for stories about women in history. Lay Sheng's goal in life is to live in Kelantan and marry an English Poet. He occasionally lets out deeply guarded secrets on twitter @yaplaysheng

Noelle is a historian with a predilection toward studying and acquiring photographs and maps, especially if they concern her hometown of Zamboanga. She can frequently be found with a spoonful of sugar in close proximity. Those around her fervently believe that in a former life, Noelle was a warrior queen for the Sulu Sultanate.

Sheau is a Penangite whose itinerant life has brought her far beyond the shores of the "insufferable" island (her own words!). After a stint at Yale, she has now descended in our grubby mud valley, prepared to take it all in with the starry-eyed curioisity. When she is not studying spaces with the critical eye of an architect, she dreams of being a high Javanese princess in the contemporaneous age of Borobudur's construction. Her hi-fi fantasy life can be found @sheauthings.

Simon is a scholar, reader and crusader of the arts. He enjoys engaging in long conversations with strangers (which annoys his friends to no end) to discover unique life stories and trajectories that reveal the possibilities of living a compelling life that is not limited by the norms and expectations of mainstream society. In past lives, Simon was a practitioner of the dark arts, but he now accumulates good karma by nurturing young minds. He instagrams @simonsegera.


Our team is constantly seeking new people. Drop us an email @ o4other@gmail.com to inquire more!

Contributors


Adam Farhan
Amanda Gayle
Dennis Ong
Faris Joraimi
Hoo Fan Chon
Jin Tee
Justin Seng
Jann Choy
Kendy Mitot
Lim Sheau Yun
Mahen Bala
Marcos Kueh
Nicole Ong
Noelle Rodriguez
Okui Lala
Ong Kar Jin
Samuel Lee
Simon Soon
Welyne Jehom
Yap Lay Sheng
Yee I-Lann, Nani Kahar
Yvonne Tan

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Malaysia Design Archive
Visual Art Programme, UM

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