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Issue no. 4 

September 2021 - December 2021


1 story every 3 weeks from the end of September until the end of December


 In this issue, we explore the texture of closeness as intimacy is experienced through the longing for proximity. Noha Fikry returns to the human and non-human relationships that create meaning in a Cairo home. Marcello Francioni learns on the job in a Tokyo gay bar. Niharika Pandit narrates moments of solidarity amidst conflict. Lee Campbell speaks of the restless search to connect. Finally, Adelaide Di Nunzio documents family life during Naples' corona lockdown.


Recipes for relating

'The rivulet’s tentacles extended even more with the stories of their cousin Diaa'

Noha Fikry

published on September 29


What took you so long?

'It was about creating moments of happiness. Making someone feel accepted, desired, special'

Marcello Francioni

published on October 20


Words in between

For the rest of the journey, we sit in silence in this transient space of shared intimacy and solidarity.

Niharika Pandit

 published on November 10

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Spinach and Eggs

"Stick your rules and regs, your spinach and eggs"

Lee Campbell

published on December 1

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How quickly our life changed. We were shut inside.

Adelaide Di Nunzio

published on December 22

Intimacies was curated by Marco Di Nunzio and Fatima Raja

Stories were edited by Fatima Raja, Jose Sherwood Gonzalez, Letizia Bonanno, Marco Di Nunzio, Francesca Meloni and Asiya Islam 

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