Landscape Journal Launches Search For Future City

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Landscape journal launches search for future city

RMIT University Landscape Architecture students will this week launch the 18th

edition of their annual journal Kerb, focusing on the search for the future city.

A lecture by renowned American architect, Clark Thenhaus, will be held at RMIT

on Thursday, 19 August, followed by the official launch of Kerb18 PlastiCity

FantastiCity at 1000 £ Bend Gallery.

Winners of the magazine’s “PlastiCity FantastiCity International Design Ideas

Competition” will be announced at the launch, with finalists’ work on display from

19 August to Tuesday, 24 August in an exhibition at 1000 £ Bend Gallery. 

Associate Professor Rosalea Monacella, Program Director of Landscape

Architecture at RMIT, said the journal critiqued current modes of thinking about the

practice of Landscape Architecture.

“It offers a discussion on where Landscape Architecture is, what it has evolved

from and what it might become in the future,” Associate Professor Monacella said.

“The collection of works and ideas by international and Australian designers and

artists featured in this journal respond to and demonstrate how – through the

medium of landscape and a potential mediation of design – disciplines can

reconsider contemporary ideas of landscape.”

Written, edited and produced by students of RMIT’s Landscape Architecture

programs, Kerb18 PlastiCity FantastiCity interrogates the design of current cities

and hyper-escalates ideas to a fictional realm.

Through its design ideas competition, the journal aims to support a collaboration of

designers from different fields in producing less selfish ownership of designs.

The exhibition of “PlastiCity FantastiCity” finalists will also feature work by Mr

Thenhaus and West Australian visual artist, Elizabeth Delfs. 

Kerb18 ($19.95) is distributed by Modern Magazine and is available through

Architext and at the RMIT Bookshop, or online via

What: Kerb18 PlastiCity FantastiCity Launch and Exhibition

When: Thursday, 19 August Tuesday, 24 August

Public lecture by Clark Thenhaus (USA): 6pm, RMIT Casey Plaza, Building 10,

Level 4, Bowen Street, Bowen Street (enter from La Trobe Street) 

Exhibition of PlastiCity FantastiCity finalists: 7.30pm, 1000 £ Bend Gallery, 361

Little Lonsdale Street


For interviews: Program Director of Landscape Architecture, Rosalea

Monacella, (03) 9925 3492 or Kerb18 Editor, Erin Ellis, 0431 332 832.

For general media enquiries: RMIT University Communications, Gosia

Kaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.

17 August, 2010   

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