March 26, 2024
by: AIA New York
Three Oculus covers overlapping each other

Most have heard the adage, “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” But those who attempt it know that writing about architecture has its own unique challenges and limitations, too. At its best, architectural writing offers the opportunity to inspire, educate, and 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 about the state of the architecture profession today. If you have always wanted to share an unacknowledged or overlooked experience of your work or of the built environment, we would like to hear from you.

Please submit op-eds of 800 words by May 1, or get in touch with an idea here.


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