Launched in September 2013 by students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Open Letters is a print experiment that tests the epistolary form as a device for generating conversations about architecture and design. The project stems from an earnest curiosity about what people have to say to each other about architecture, landscapes, cities, ideas, history, practice, experience and learning.
New issues are released every other Friday, each presenting one open letter, i.e. a letter addressed to a particular party, but intended for publication, about any topic relating to the design disciplines. Past correspondents have written to mentors, chairs, trees, mystical creatures, those in need of advice and to NCARB. All issues can be read online.
The editors enthusiastically invite submissions from anyone with something to say about design. If you would like to submit an open letter, check out their guidelines and upcoming deadlines. You can also participate in shorter form by sending an Open Postcard c/o Open Letters.
You can also help support Open Letters by donating to their Kickstarter campaign, which ends tomorrow, January 12, at noon.
Look out for new issues coming in late January!