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paradigm_shift: perfection

Dive into diverse projects of perfection that shape lives in Asia and the Pacific.

Nobody’s perfect, and yet... Perfection makes us dream and dare; it nudges us along our daily duties; it wakes us up in the middle of the night. Perfection can promise us fantastic rewards, while it also can also imprison us in failure. Perfection, as a concept, sits uneasily between worlds of relative value and transcendent ideals. It should be obvious that what is perfect for one person might be disturbing – and scandalously imperfect – for another.

Nobody’s perfect, and yet by understanding how people seek perfection in many different ways, we gain insight into the multicultural world within and beyond Australia’s borders.

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