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Pollution Pods: Making Climate Change Visceral Through Art

What role can art play in communicating climate change? It’s a discussion that has gathered steam of late, with concerned creatives around the world devoted to the cause — including Michael Pinsky. A prolific artist who graduated from the Royal … Continue reading

Climate Art Generator

Subarquitectura Fernanco Valderrama Garre, Andres Silanes Calonge, and Calos Bañon Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Global weather disturbances … Continue reading

7 Public Art Designs Powered By Algae

Algae is awesome. There’s no other way to put it. Ranging from single-celled to complex multicellular organisms, algae has existed for at least three billion years, according to the Smithsonian. Today, its potential to disrupt modern life is increasingly coming into focus. On the one hand, … Continue reading

Turning Renewable Energy Infrastructure into Lasting Artful Monuments

Special editorial by LAGI co-founders Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry The importance of design in our global response to climate change cannot be overstated. Our collective carbon footprint is a reflection of the design of our building systems and envelopes, our landscapes, our city … Continue reading

LAGI 2018 Melbourne

What will you design? LAGI 2018 is free and open to anyone around the world, and invites you to design a large-scale and site-specific public art installation that generates clean energy by incorporating renewable energy technology as the primary media … Continue reading

Powering Places

Powering Places is the beautiful hardcover book that catalogs the LAGI 2016 design competition for Santa Monica. It is available at many bookstores, museums, and online at the usual outlets. Here is a good list. The book contains engaging essays … Continue reading

LAGI in Willimantic, Connecticut

On March 3, 2017, the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Office of the Arts hosted the Land Art Generator Initiative for a workshop in Willimantic. … Continue reading

Something on which we can all agree: Solar power is great

The future of energy has arrived in Pennsylvania and we ought to push it forward. This is an op-ed article by the founding directors of LAGI. It was originally published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on Sunday February 5, 2017. … Continue reading

Google autocomplete is not helping our clean energy transition.

We caught an interesting article in the Guardian today, “How Google’s search algorithm spreads false information with a rightwing bias,” which calls attention to the fact that when typing in the Google search engine field, the autocomplete feature tends to … Continue reading

The Surface Area Required to Power California with 100% Renewable Energy

click on the image above to access the full-size PDF California has enacted an ambitious carbon reduction policy to bring emissions down to 40% below 1990 levels by the year 2030. We decided to take a look at what the … Continue reading

Misleading Video Uses LAGI Infographic

We can’t think about this investment in our future by what the price tag has written on it. We don’t think about any other aspect of our economy that way. When we take on massive projects like highways, rails, or … Continue reading

Bring Back Solar, Nevada!

There is a great article out this spring by Prachi Patel writing for Conservation Magazine, “Rooftop solar panels could provide nearly half US power.” The report cited is from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory* (NREL). If we are really serious … Continue reading

Open Letter & Proposal to the UNFCCC and Mission Innovation

To the attention of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretary General Christiana Figueres and the Mission Innovation initiative spearheaded by Bill Gates and 20 Global Leaders: (on the occasion of Day 2: Innovation in Action of the … Continue reading

Photos from the 2014 LAGI Award Ceremony, and “New Energies” Exhibition/Book Launch

Thank you to everyone who came out to the LAGI 2014 award ceremony at the Design Society to see the opening of the exhibition and the awards ceremony. For those of you who were unable to make it, below are … Continue reading

Sight

Sight Submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Copenhagen design competition Artist Team: Michal Pajakiewicz, Magdalena Rolka Artist Location: Moscow, Russia Energy Technologies: piezoelectric generators, photovoltaic thin-film Sight is installed on the front part of the design site, responding … Continue reading

The Future of Flight: Solar Energy and Airplane Wing Innovation

by Karrah Beck, LAGI 2014 Marketing & Communications Consultant The airplane industry has been a notorious consumer of energy and a large contributor to atmospheric CO2 emissions. The struggle to make this industry more environmentally sustainable has been a daunting … Continue reading

Rør

Rør Submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Copenhagen design competition Artist Team: Evan Wakelin, Christopher Tron, Sylvia Zhou Artist Location: Toronto, Canada Energy Technologies: micro wind turbines driven by the solar thermal expansion of air Rør is an … Continue reading

Energy Duck

Energy Duck Submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Copenhagen design competition Artist Team: Hareth Pochee, Adam Khan, Louis Leger, Patrick Fryer Artist Location: London, UK Energy Technologies: photovoltaic panels (Panasonic HIT or similar), hydraulic turbines (Kaplan, Francis, or … Continue reading

Energy Duck

Energy Duck Submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Copenhagen design competition Artist Team: Hareth Pochee, Adam Khan, Louis Leger, Patrick Fryer Artist Location: London, UK Energy Technologies: photovoltaic panels (Panasonic HIT or similar), hydraulic turbines (Kaplan, Francis, or … Continue reading

Taking Action: The Spirit of Eve Mosher’s HighWaterLine

New York-based artist Eve Mosher takes the lead in speaking out about how the affects of global warming could potentially cause severe harm to our communities and homes—and inspires us to take action. Her project, the HighWaterLine, is an initiative … Continue reading