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EDITOR'S NOTE

The world has changed and is a different place than it was half a year ago. We were watching a movie the other day and upon seeing people embrace each other on the screen, it felt like a remnant from the past. A part of me thought of the absence of masks in the scene and thought it was irresponsible and discomforting. At the same time a part of me thought of simpler times, when a warm embrace was a very human way of connecting. That's when you realize just how much of an impact 2020 has had on our lives so far. We live in a continuously evolving world, that much has always been so. But this year, we've had a rapid reset and we're only just discovering the effects of it.

Apart from the pandemic, Black Lives Matter took center stage in the US and it echoed all around the world. Every country knows a history of racial injustice and politics and with Black Lives Matter, it further ignited the global fight against racism. It was a wake up call that was bound to happen. And I found myself feeling stronger in my roots than ever before.

In these dynamic and ever-changing times, I am launching Currant Magazine. With all the current events happening in the world, I don't want to take up space for something as trivial as explaining my vision for Currant. I'd much rather have you experience it yourself (and I'll probably chime in on it in the next issue). We've put together the issue during the lockdown period, which meant massive efforts from my team, contributors, photography teams, partners, interviewees and supporting staff. I want to thank all of them and all others who have contributed in any way to this launch. It means a great deal to me to see my vision come to life. And with that said, I am proud to present to you — our inaugural issue.

Creative Director & Editor-in-Chief
Igrien Liu

EDITOR'S NOTE

The world has changed and is a different place than it was half a year ago. We were watching a movie the other day and upon seeing people embrace each other on the screen, it felt like a remnant from the past. A part of me thought of the absence of masks in the scene and thought it was irresponsible and discomforting. At the same time a part of me thought of simpler times, when a warm embrace was a very human way of connecting. That's when you realize just how much of an impact 2020 has had on our lives so far. We live in a continuously evolving world, that much has always been so. But this year, we've had a rapid reset and we're only just discovering the effects of it.

Apart from the pandemic, Black Lives Matter took center stage in the US and it echoed all around the world. Every country knows a history of racial injustice and politics and with Black Lives Matter, it further ignited the global fight against racism. It was a wake up call that was bound to happen. And I found myself feeling stronger in my roots than ever before.

In these dynamic and ever-changing times, I am launching Currant Magazine. With all the current events happening in the world, I don't want to take up space for something as trivial as explaining my vision for Currant. I'd much rather have you experience it yourself (and I'll probably chime in on it in the next issue). We've put together the issue during the lockdown period, which meant massive efforts from my team, contributors, photography teams, partners, interviewees and supporting staff. I want to thank all of them and all others who have contributed in any way to this launch. It means a great deal to me to see my vision come to life. And with that said, I am proud to present to you — our inaugural issue.

Creative Director & Editor-in-Chief
Igrien Liu

EDITOR'S NOTE

The world has changed and is a different place than it was half a year ago. We were watching a movie the other day and upon seeing people embrace each other on the screen, it felt like a remnant from the past. A part of me thought of the absence of masks in the scene and thought it was irresponsible and discomforting. At the same time a part of me thought of simpler times, when a warm embrace was a very human way of connecting. That's when you realize just how much of an impact 2020 has had on our lives so far. We live in a continuously evolving world, that much has always been so. But this year, we've had a rapid reset and we're only just discovering the effects of it.

Apart from the pandemic, Black Lives Matter took center stage in the US and it echoed all around the world. Every country knows a history of racial injustice and politics and with Black Lives Matter, it further ignited the global fight against racism. It was a wake up call that was bound to happen. And I found myself feeling stronger in my roots than ever before.

In these dynamic and ever-changing times, I am launching Currant Magazine. With all the current events happening in the world, I don't want to take up space for something as trivial as explaining my vision for Currant. I'd much rather have you experience it yourself (and I'll probably chime in on it in the next issue). We've put together the issue during the lockdown period, which meant massive efforts from my team, contributors, photography teams, partners, interviewees and supporting staff. I want to thank all of them and all others who have contributed in any way to this launch. It means a great deal to me to see my vision come to life. And with that said, I am proud to present to you — our inaugural issue.

Creative Director & Editor-in-Chief
Igrien Liu

EDITOR'S NOTE

The world has changed and is a different place than it was half a year ago. We were watching a movie the other day and upon seeing people embrace each other on the screen, it felt like a remnant from the past. A part of me thought of the absence of masks in the scene and thought it was irresponsible and discomforting. At the same time a part of me thought of simpler times, when a warm embrace was a very human way of connecting. That's when you realize just how much of an impact 2020 has had on our lives so far. We live in a continuously evolving world, that much has always been so. But this year, we've had a rapid reset and we're only just discovering the effects of it.

Apart from the pandemic, Black Lives Matter took center stage in the US and it echoed all around the world. Every country knows a history of racial injustice and politics and with Black Lives Matter, it further ignited the global fight against racism. It was a wake up call that was bound to happen. And I found myself feeling stronger in my roots than ever before.

In these dynamic and ever-changing times, I am launching Currant Magazine. With all the current events happening in the world, I don't want to take up space for something as trivial as explaining my vision for Currant. I'd much rather have you experience it yourself (and I'll probably chime in on it in the next issue). We've put together the issue during the lockdown period, which meant massive efforts from my team, contributors, photography teams, partners, interviewees and supporting staff. I want to thank all of them and all others who have contributed in any way to this launch. It means a great deal to me to see my vision come to life. And with that said, I am proud to present to you — our inaugural issue.

Creative Director & Editor-in-Chief
Igrien Liu

EDITOR'S NOTE

The world has changed and is a different place than it was half a year ago. We were watching a movie the other day and upon seeing people embrace each other on the screen, it felt like a remnant from the past. A part of me thought of the absence of masks in the scene and thought it was irresponsible and discomforting. At the same time a part of me thought of simpler times, when a warm embrace was a very human way of connecting. That's when you realize just how much of an impact 2020 has had on our lives so far. We live in a continuously evolving world, that much has always been so. But this year, we've had a rapid reset and we're only just discovering the effects of it.

Apart from the pandemic, Black Lives Matter took center stage in the US and it echoed all around the world. Every country knows a history of racial injustice and politics and with Black Lives Matter, it further ignited the global fight against racism. It was a wake up call that was bound to happen. And I found myself feeling stronger in my roots than ever before.

In these dynamic and ever-changing times, I am launching Currant Magazine. With all the current events happening in the world, I don't want to take up space for something as trivial as explaining my vision for Currant. I'd much rather have you experience it yourself (and I'll probably chime in on it in the next issue). We've put together the issue during the lockdown period, which meant massive efforts from my team, contributors, photography teams, partners, interviewees and supporting staff. I want to thank all of them and all others who have contributed in any way to this launch. It means a great deal to me to see my vision come to life. And with that said, I am proud to present to you — our inaugural issue.

Creative Director & Editor-in-Chief
Igrien Liu

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