11 September 2012
Kerb journal marks 20 years
Landscape architecture journal Kerb, which originated and is edited at RMIT University, has released its 20th annual edition.
The journal has a large international readership and is on university reading lists around the world - and the editing process is still led by RMIT students.
This year's edition was edited by Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture) students Nathan Collins, Farah Dakkak, David De Thomasis, Danielle Jewson, Zoe Loomes and Ellen St Ruth.
Associate Professor Rosalea Monacella, from the School of Architecture and Design, guided the students in Kerb's compilation.
"The journal is unique in being compiled and edited each year by a small group of students, who select a range of articles pertinent to the dedicated theme of each edition," Associate Professor Monacella said.
From humble beginnings as an RMIT pamphlet that discussed and critiqued landscape architecture, Kerb grew to include the work of diverse international and local contributors.
Contributors to Kerb's 20th edition included Philip Beesley, Liam Young, Geoff Manaugh, Sean Lally and Clark Thenhaus, and design studios Factory Fifteen, NaJa & DeOstos, Unknown Fields Division, Future Cities Lab and CLOUDS Architecture.
"Kerb seeks to set the agenda for designers and landscape architects, establishing a platform for new ideas and contemporary design theory," Associate Professor Monacella said.
"It has helped encourage similar journals like this all over the world."
This year's editorial board was made up of Associate Professor Monacella and School of Architecture and Design colleagues Jock Gilbert and Bridget Keane, as well as Liam Young, Matthew Potteiger, Francois Roche and Luis Callejas.
Looking back: the first edition of Kerb Journal.
Guests with the latest Kerb at the edition's launch.
Kerb Journal's 20th edition.
RMIT student editors at the launch of Kerb journal's 20th edition.