Doctoring the landscape: world’s best to defend PhDs

Start Date: 23 Oct 2013

End Date: 25 Oct 2013

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RMIT University PhD candidates will publicly defend their doctoral research in front of a panel of local and international experts at the Practice Research Symposium.

The line-up includes Kate Cullity and Perry Lethlean, of award-winning landscape architecture studio Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL).

The husband and wife team of Cullity and Kevin Taylor, along with studio partner Lethlean, were invited to undertake a PhD by project by RMIT professors Leon van Schaik and SueAnne Ware in 2009. Taylor, the founding director of TCL, died in a tragic accident in Darwin in 2011.

In the introduction to her PhD, Cullity describes the research as “a tribute to Kevin’s substantial legacy of practice, research and commitment to site, community and the environment”.

The three other RMIT PhD students are Anton James, Belinda Winkler and Malte Wagenfeld.

What: Practice Research Symposium – School of Architecture and Design
When: Wednesday, 23 October, 10am-4.30pm, Thursday, 24 October, 11am-4.30pm, Friday, 25 October, 10am-12pm (Kate Cullity: Wednesday, 10am-12pm; Perry Lethlean: Wednesday, 2.30-4.30pm)
Where: RMIT Design Hub, corner Victoria and Swanston Streets, Carlton
Cost: Free
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