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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

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

Renewable Energy from Evaporation!

Understanding this research coming out of Columbia University, might make your mind explode. The implications of this are potentially far-reaching, but the research is still in an early stage and just beginning to get public attention. It doesn’t even have … Continue reading

Renewable Energy in our Cities: Natalie Mossin and Simone Kongsbak with Smith Innovation

Natalie Mossin and Simone Kongsbak from Smith Innovation in Copenhagen discuss how we can creatively integrate renewable energy into our cities. How can we make new energy-generating interventions that people would like to be a part of and live next … Continue reading

A Storage Revolution Will Help Bring About a Renewable Energy Golden Age

There are number of ways to measure the cost of energy when you are comparing, say solar photovoltaic vs. coal-fired power for example. When comparing simple cost per megawatt-hour over a 30-year power plant life-cycle, we are now at or … Continue reading

The Printed Version of “A Field Guide to Renewable Energy Infrastructure” Is Available In July!

Thank you to everyone who has downloaded A Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies. Since we made it available in February, this free online PDF has been downloaded over 60,000 times! We have had many requests for a printed version … Continue reading

Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies

As a part of the Land Art Generator Initiative, we have put together this free Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies that we hope can be a useful resource for all designers, homeowners, urban planners, students, artists, architects, landscape architects, … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Public Space

The following is part of a lecture that we gave for the AIA Middle East CES Course on the topics of Sustainable Design and Regional/Urban Design & Planning. In 2008, we designed a solution for an iconic tower for Dubai … Continue reading

READ Renewable Energy Art & Design

We are very pleased to announce the official launch of our online energy literacy project, READ. READ intersects art, science and technology with the objective of educating a broad audience about the concept of aesthetic clean energy generation. Please explore … Continue reading

Societal Impact of Renewable Energy Installations

This New York Times video highlights the growing issues related to wind turbines that are in close enough proximity to residential neighborhoods as to be visible and audible. What is interesting to us from this story in Maine is not … Continue reading

SF Bay Bridge = Work of Renewable Energy Art?

We at the Land Art Generator Initiative are big fans of John King’s idea for the old span of the Bay Bridge. His opinion article in yesterday’s SF Chronicle lays out scenarios for wind turbines and PV panels on the … Continue reading

The Aesthetics of Renewable Energy

Our round table discussion at the World Future Energy Summit was entitled, The Aesthetics of Power Generation Architecture in the Urban Fabric of the Renewable Energy Future. A summary follows below of the main topics discussed. Illustration sources can be … Continue reading

Atmospheric Electricity Generation: Is this “true energy” the sleeping giant of renewables?

A company called SEFE says that it will soon be able to generate a limitless supply of renewable energy by converting static electricity from the atmosphere into direct current. Ever since Benjamin Franklin and his kite, we have been aware … Continue reading

FERN (Future / Energy / Renewable / Nature)

Takuya Onishi / LAUNCHPAD05 Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, near Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: An ordinary solar plant places solar panels and frame structures … Continue reading

Flame-farting Dung Beetle art turns plastic waste into usable energy

A giant colorful metal ball shoots plastic-fired farts 6.5 feet into a dark night sky. This is how Alliance Earth’s Dung Beetle made its recent debut during South Africa’s annual Burning Man event, AfrikaBurn. It’s a fitting venue too. Burning … Continue reading

Creative Energy Infrastructure for Better Mind and Body

There’s no escaping it: humans need energy to survive. We need it to bake our bread, to refrigerate our medicine, and to light up the night after sundown. But dominant sources of fuel used to power global contemporary life are killing us — and … Continue reading

Community Energy for San Antonio

This past April the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) hosted the Land Art Generator Initiative for a workshop in San Antonio in partnership with the Land Heritage Institute, LiftFund, and AIA San Antonio. We have since put together a PDF … 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

Percent for Art for Energy

Cities that recognize the value of arts and culture have long benefited from percent for art programs. It has become expected (and in many cases required) for large-scale development projects to invest at least 1% in the arts, especially when … Continue reading

Art+Energy = Camp

For the past six weeks we have had the great fortune of spending every weekday with 20 of the most brilliant kids in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. Yesterday, we all celebrated the final outcome of the Camp—Renaissance Gate, Pittsburgh’s newest work … Continue reading