Those who have ever attempted to write about architecture know the discipline’s unique challenges. At its best, architectural writing offers the opportunity to deepen our understanding of the built environment. One failing cannot be overlooked, however: the practice relies on the predominantly white and homogenous voices of journalists to locate and publish stories. In this issue, Oculus seeks to further its mission of expanding the perspectives expressed in its pages by calling for op-eds from architects who have never submitted writing before. We encourage previous op-ed authors to tap colleagues who may be able to offer their own diversity of thought and experience. If you have always wanted to share an unacknowledged or overlooked experience of the profession or the built environment, we would like to hear from you.
Please submit op-eds of 800 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1.