13 April 2012

From Kerb to Topos

RMIT University Master of Landscape Architecture student Ricky Ray Ricardo is on his way to Munich to work with Topos, the leading international review of landscape architecture.

Mr Ricardo was the 2011 editor of Kerb, an annual cross-disciplinary design journal produced by RMIT Landscape Architecture students focusing on contemporary landscape issues from international and national perspectives.

Working as an editor on Kerb sparked Mr Ricardo’s initial interest in publishing.

“I’d always had an interest in it however the Kerb experience was such a rewarding one that I decided this was the path I wanted to take in my career,” he said.

“We were given such freedom and responsibility in producing the edition that it taught me a solid amount of every aspect of magazine/journal production including researching and defining a theme, marketing and PR, social media, graphic and web design, managing a budget and meeting deadlines.”

Mr Ricardo said he was thrilled to secure an internship with Topos, which is considered one of the top landscape architectural magazines in the world.

His 18-month internship will involve maintaining the Topos Blog, Facebook and social media platforms as well as working on the quarterly magazine.

“It’s a satisfying feeling to get the opportunity to utilise so many of my skills in one job,” he said.

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