The inaugural issue of Kerb is a first in Australia: a journal of Landscape Architecture produced by undergraduate students.
Kerb is a forum for the critique, discussion and redefinition of landscape architecture. It attempts to forge a link between the built reality and the unrealised possibility.
The editors perceive such a publication as being essential to the development and enrichment of our profession in theory and practice, as encapsulated in the feature article of this issue of Kerb, ‘101 Ideas about Big Parks’.
While the focus is on contemporary built and unbuilt work, the recent past is re-examined in an interview with Dorothee Imbert about Modernist landscape architecture, an area often overlooked.
Speculation in the realm of the unbuilt is expressed through a series of profiles of recent undergraduate studio work as well as competition entries.
A critique of the recently built Quarries Hill Play Space establishes a tradition of understanding rather than description of built work.
The agenda set in this issue of Kerb will be continued in subsequent issues.