OpenBrief has been serving stories about Asia and its creative communities for the last 2 years and has been a passionate endeavour for its volunteer contributors.
When we began OpenBrief, we wanted to place the spotlight on emerging creatives and makers in Asia that are hardly covered by mainstream media and even niche design blogs. The stories were intended to serve as an extension of the inspiring conversations we would encounter at each CreativeMornings / Singapore event, and hopefully inspire the imagination of more people to pursue their creative endeavours.
We have always tried to benchmark our journalism standards to the great daily papers of our time while keeping the operation sustainable with commitments in our own day jobs and business ventures.
Today, we’re going back to where we started: centering on the people. From hereon, OpenBrief will have weekly interviews with some of the most inspiring change-makers in Asia and the Asian diaspora making waves outside of Asia. Past stories in other editorial formats will be archived and remain searchable within the website.
Additionally, we are also experimenting with thematical stories for each month. We begin with the theme, FOOD, in which Asia’s food culture offers some of the most diverse culinary practices and customs.
Asia is growing more dynamic each passing day and we hope to be part of its growth story helping English speaking readers to understand the idosyncracies of this continent through the window of creativity and culture. We hope you’ll be part of the change and help us spread the word whenever a story inspires you.
We would love to hear from you some time.
P.S. Keep a look out later this weekend for our first interview.
Daylon & Chiara
Editors of OpenBrief