Presented by Uro Publications
Kerb is one of the longest running publications of its kind in the world. A student-edited journal of landscape architecture, it has been produced by RMIT University for close to three decades. Over that time it has served as testbed for the critical explorations of a host of emerging Australian landscape architecture and city-making professionals. It has also consistently attracted incisive contributions from some of the world’s most respected design theorists and practitioners.
On the cusp of Kerb’s third decade in publication, this event brings together three of its former editors with the editors of two of its most recent editions to explore the history and contribution of this vital and enduring publication. What does it mean to have a publication such as Kerb produced here? What can a student-led magazine contribute to a community of practice, both locally and globally? What value does a printed journal have in a digital age defined by virtual access to near-limitless information on practically any subject?
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Cassandra Chilton is a principal at Melbourne-based landscape architecture practice Rush Wright Associates and a founding member of the feminist art collective Hotham Street Ladies. Cassandra was a creative director of the 2019 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) International Festival of Landscape Architecture.
Claire Martin is Associate Director of OCULUS, where she is responsible for the direction, management and delivery of complex public realm and infrastructure projects, including OCULUS’ contribution to Bendigo Hospital with Bates Smart and Silver Thomas Hanley, the largest hospital redevelopment in Victoria’s history.
Dr Jo Russell-Clarke is a registered landscape architect and Fellow of AILA. She is editor-at-large of online journal Foreground and a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Her research interests include histories of the suburbs, the changing faces of food production, consumption and tourism and their landscape impacts, and new concepts of the commons as public landscape infrastructure.
Ricky Ray Ricardo is communications manager at Oculus in Melbourne. He is a former editor of Landscape Architecture Australia magazine and former editorial assistant at Topos (Germany). In 2015 he was a co-creative director of This Public Life, the Australian Institute of Architect’s Festival of Landscape Architecture, with Claire Martin and Cameron Bruhn.