I am pleased to announce the launch of a new project, Other Letters, which will feature correspondences between contemporary writers, artists, and culture workers that reflect current aesthetic practices and cultural production.
The first post features correspondence between Stephanie Young and Dan Thomas-Glass about Thomas-Glass's project with Aaron Sachs, 880, which he proposed to Young for Deep Oakland, a website devoted to social ecologies around Oakland and the Bay Area. As the description at Deep Oakland has it, 880 involves "An examination of Interstate 880 as an intermediate space: between languages and experience, history and present, dislocation and locatedness, as well as literally between media. Multiple speeds register; materials included iPhone camera, globalization, real estate developers, financial crisis, Google maps, and daily commute."
Please stay tuned for more correspondences in coming weeks!