In April, Room One Thousand, the College of Environmental Design’s student-run architecture journal, participated in “Open Issues," an unprecedented gathering of 51 editors representing 28 different publications at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). Open Issues was a day of conversation about the possibilities and consequences of student publishing in design, with editors discussing how they have conceived, produced, and sustained publications as students and as emerging professionals.
CED alumnus Daniel Haidermota (BA Arch ‘16) attended the event on behalf of Room One Thousand and participated in discussions with other editors on issues of institutional recognition and support as well as student agency and responsibility. Asking questions about how design practice can use media to reach beyond established disciplinary boundaries, the editors discussed new ideas in design discourse while sharing a broad range of styles, formats, and missions of student publications present in design education.
The event was centered around a display of recent issues of more than 35 student-edited publications, including projects from nine U.S. states, the U.K., Germany, Chile, Portugal, and Hong Kong. The display brought together a collection of journals, pamphlets, websites, and books, many of which are rarely distributed outside of the institutions for which they are produced.