projectOPEN assists people experiencing homelessness in various city sites by creating a map with resources, public transport routes and a list of laws that pertain to them. Our first target site was the City of Santa Monica. The first guide was designed June 2005 and went on to win design awards from AIGA and Adobe.

Brute distributed foldable maps in Santa Monica to individuals and organizations in February 2009 thanks to the generous support of UCLA and Google.

Launched February 02, 2010