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Kerb 26: HOMELANDS
Over the past 600 years, European colonial expansion and resource extraction has reshaped the globe, displacing and marginalising myriads of people. Kerb 26 aims to shine a light on landscape architecture’s complicity in these global conditions and the prospects of those affected by the Western cultural and economic forces.Kerb 26 collects together writings on the global conditions and prospects of fragmented, displaced and marginalised peoples as well as the complex realities of often asymmetric, cross-cultural exchange. Contributors include Revathi Sekhar Kamath, The Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation, Gabriel Díaz Montemayor, Julia Watson, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, Juliette Anich, Jefa Greenaway, Charles Massy and more.
ISBN 9780648435549. Uro Publications. pb. 128 pages. 21 x 29.7 cm.
Kerb 27: SELECTIVE PERCEPTIONS
Contemporary society is approaching a reckoning of identity, to which the designers of our cities will have to respond. Kerb 27 addresses issues of inequity in our built and social environments, and asks the question: who are we really designing for?Designers all have the capacity and responsibility to contribute to, and be aware of, the world they are designing. Structural inequity promotes exclusion on the basis of a wide spectrum of humanity’s diverse characteristics, from race to class, gender to age, physical ability to sexuality, and countless others. The toxic effects of this exclusion multiply throughout society.Whose responsibility is it to make sure that public spaces are accessible to all, most especially the otherwise marginalised and dispossessed? What influence can and do designers have over the making of a democratic built environment? With contributions from Walter Hood, Claire Martin, Roberto Boettger, Simone Bliss, Charlie Clemoes and many others, this issue of Kerb examines how designers are tackling the problem of inequality through their practise.
ISBN 9780648435570. Uro Publications. pb. 128 pages. 21 x 29.7 cm.
Kerb 28: DECENTRE
Bushfires, drought, mass extinction, global heating, oceanicacidification, superstorms, and finally pandemic. Human-centric development has caused great violence to the land and other beings,but we are now enduring a series of crises that force us to confront our ecological entanglement. This issue looks through a broad lens toward better enabling coexistence. What role can design play in imagining and embracing forms of agency that will allow us to co-inhabit earth with non-humans?
ISBN 9780648685869. Uro Publications. pb. 128 pages. 21 x 29.7 cm.
Kerb 29: WILD
This issue of Kerb examines the systems we have established to civilise and control our environment through the lens of the ‘wild’. Turning a critical eye to notions such as the human/wild binary, empty wilderness, ‘abandonment’ and ‘othering’, as well as emergent practices in designing with wildness and digital tools, the issue works to re-map our understanding of where our wild places might be, and our place in them.How can reimagining what is ‘wild’ liberate us from our damaging systems of control? An expanding array of human-made disturbances confronts our world. We are seeing climate crises, a global pandemic, species extinctions and land degradation, and yet the full extent of humankind’s impact on the planet remains uncertain. The systems we have established to civilise and control our environment have distanced us from our landscapes, their non-human inhabitants and each other, leading to unintended but deeply destructive consequences for all.Contributors include Dermot Foley, Charles Massy, Salad Dressing, Carol Moukheiber, Martin Hogue and more.
ISBN 9781922601025. Uro Publications. pb. 128 pages. 21 x 29.7 cm.