News and Events

Treehugger

October 18th, 2014

Treehugger
Massive horn sculptures would generate sound and energy from wind
By Kimberley Mok, October 16, 2014

Bustler: Results of Copenhagen’s Land Art Generator Initiative

October 18th, 2014

Bustler
Results of Copenhagen’s Land Art Generator Initiative
October 17, 2014

Mandag Morgen

October 13th, 2014

Baeredygtige kraftvaerker forklaedt som kunst
October 13, 2014 by Villads Andersen

“Robert Ferry og Elizabeth Monoian vil have Apple, Vestas, København, New York, Dubai og alle andre til at tænke kunst og energi sammen. Duoen samler arkitekter, ingeniører, kunstnere, forskere og finanshajer til at skabe kunstkraftværker, der leverer CO2-fri strøm og installationsværker til eftertanke.”

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designboom

October 10th, 2014

horn structures produce wind-generated sounds in denmark for LAGI 2014
October 10, by Trent Fredrickson

Hyperallergic

October 10th, 2014

Turning Power Plants into Public Art
October 10, 2014 By Laura C. Mallonee

Can Art and Architecture Promote the Green Conversion

October 10th, 2014

If you are going to be in Copenhagen on October 23, please join LAGI, IT University, and Information for a panel discussion on “Can Art and Architecture Promote the Green Conversion.” LAGI believes they can—and the over 600 submissions from the past 3 LAGI competitions show that creatives around the world think so too!!

More information available at www.ishop.information.dk


Funded in part by Region Hovedstaden.

Discovery News

October 6th, 2014

Public Art Generates Renewable Energy, Beautifully
October 6, 2014 by Glenn McDonald

connaissance des energies

October 6th, 2014

Des artistes dessinent le futur énergétique de Copenhague
October 3rd, 2014

Architecture & Design

October 6th, 2014

Oversized solar hourglass wins 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative competition
October 2nd, 2014

Rinnovabili.it

October 6th, 2014

Una clessidra solare ad energia pulita per vivere meglio
September 30, 2014

Gizmodo

October 6th, 2014

Your City’s Next Power Plant Could Be an Incredible Art Installation
October 6th, by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

Kill Screen

October 6th, 2014

DO NOT FEAR THE SOLAR-POWERED HOURGLASS; WALK INTO ITS GLOWING EYE
October 1st, by CLAYTON PURDOM

This wins the award for the most creative writing about LAGI 2014.

Arch Daily

October 6th, 2014

Winning Proposals Transform Power Plants into Public Art
October 6th, by Karissa Rosenfield

ZME Science

October 6th, 2014

Solar Hourglass might power 1,000 Danish Homes while inspiring Climate Change Action
October 1st, by Tibi Puiu

Inhabitat

October 6th, 2014

This Gigantic Solar Hourglass Could Power 1,000 Danish Homes
October 5th, by Taz Loomans

designboom

October 6th, 2014

winners revealed for copenhagen-sited land art generator initiative
September 30, by Trent Fredrickson

DR.DK

October 6th, 2014

Gigantisk solfangende timeglas vinder designkonkurrence i København
October 3rd, by Martin Kunzendorf

2014 Photovoltaics, Forms, Landscapes

September 3rd, 2014

LAGI will be speaking on a panel at the Photovoltaics Forms Landscapes in Amsterdam on September 24. Chaired by Dr. Heinz Ossenbrink (European Commission, JRC Joint Research Center) and Alessandra Scognamiglio (Architect, PhD in Technologies for Architecture and Environment).

Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes is a series of annual events (1st edition Hamburg, 26th EUPVSEC; 2nd edition: Frankfurt, 27th EUPVSEC; 3rd edition Paris, 28th EUPVSEC) serving as a discussion framework to investigate the new phenomena associated with the rapid spread of large photovoltaic systems. It promotes reflection on the implications for our way of living and on what new issues of design could arise. This is done on all scales: from modules, to buildings, to cities, to landscapes.

http://www.pv-landscapes.com/cms2/?page_id=430

September 24, 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

LAGI 2014 Award Ceremony + Exhibition Opening

September 2nd, 2014

This event is free and open to the public!

Please join us for the Land Art Generator Initiative 2014 Copenhagen Competition Award Ceremony and Book Launch on October 3, 2014

3:00 pm
Arrival

3:30 pm
Opening Remarks
Natalie Mossin, Chair of the Danish Architects’ Association & Christian Herskind, CEO of Refshaleøen Holding

4:15 pm
Award Presentation
Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action

On display will be dozens of beautiful examples of renewable energy generation infrastructure designed for a site in Refshaleøen (across the harbor from the Little Mermaid statue). 300 teams from 55 countries answered the 2014 call for artworks that explore new ways of thinking about clean energy and its built manifestation in urban environments.

This event is free and open to the public!

At the Design Society in partnership with the Danish Design Centre
H. C. Andersens Boulevard 27
1553 København, Denmark
(across H. C. Andersens Blvd. from Tivoli Gardens)

Green Prophet

August 25th, 2014

Blowing Horn harvests wind energy with a multi-rotor turbine
August 25, 2014 by Tafline Laylin

“Are you tired of seeing the same old giant wind turbines in a field or offshore? And do you worry about their impact on migrating birds? Hooman Tahvildar Akbary from Iran has a solution that is both super efficient and beautiful.”

- See more at: Green Prophet

Discover News

August 23rd, 2014

Floating Sails Generate Clean Energy Beautifully
August 22, 2014 By Glenn McDonald

“Renewable energy can be beautiful. That’s the hopeful slogan of the Land Art Generator Initiative, or LAGI, which works to bring together the worlds of installation art and renewable energy infrastructure.

The general idea is, if we’re going to harvest renewable energy with machines and structures, they may as well be beautiful machines and structures. LAGI works with artists and municipalities worldwide to create permanent works of art that also distribute clean energy into the local electrical grid.

Since 2010, LAGI has hosted an bi-annual design competition, inviting artists and engineers to submit proposals for a particular city or area. Previous competitions have been held in New York City and the United Arab Emirates.”

More Here >

Le Monde

August 20th, 2014

Le Monde
WindWaker: le mariage de l’art et de l’énergie renouvelable
August 20, 2014

“La Land Art Generator Initiative Competition est une compétition internationale qui associe design et énergies propres. Elle invite les participants à imaginer des installations publiques à la fois artistiques, innovantes et génératrices d’énergies renouvelables. Après Dubaï et New-York, la troisième édition de ce concours se tient cette année dans un ancien chantier naval de Copenhague. Le magazine FastCompany présente le projet WindWaker. Celui-ci prend la forme de grandes voiles de navire. Imaginée par les espagnols Miguel Ángel López et Julio Alejandro Romero Alonso, l’installation est dotée de nanogénérateurs qui transforment le vent en électricité. Le dispositif permettrait de répondre aux besoins énergétiques annuels de 90 foyers.”

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Inhabitat: Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid

August 20th, 2014

Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid
August 20, 2014 By Lucy Wang

“Artist Felix Cheong designed Oscillating Platforms, a proposal for an off-grid floating art installation submitted to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition. Outfitted with colorful and eye-catching sails, each freeform platform creates opportunities for artists to showcase their talents while harvesting tidal and wind energy to generate electricity. By harnessing renewable energy, the Oscillating Platforms can teach the public about sustainable energy and has the potential to offset the energy use of approximately 1,539 Copenhagen residents per year.”

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Fast Company

August 18th, 2014

Who Says Power Plants Have To Be Ugly? This Sculpture Reinvents Wind Power As Art
In a new design for a Copenhagen park, the giant sails of the Windwaker sculpture gently gust in the wind, producing enough beauty to power 90 homes.

August 18, 2014 By Adele Peters

Wind turbines aren’t necessarily considered beautiful. Just ask the developers behind the offshore Cape Wind project, who have fought off opposition for 13 years–and 26 lawsuits–in part because some residents didn’t want the wind farm to spoil views. But in a new proposed design for a park in Copenhagen, the wind farm is art.

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KULTUR M — Copenhagen

August 6th, 2014

LAGI Founding Directors Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian will be speaking at KULTUR M at the Copenhagen Natural History Museum on Oct. 27. Hope to see you there! www.culturenordic.com/events

Blue & Green Tomorrow

August 5th, 2014

Green ‘energy duck’ to bring clean, solar energy to Copenhagen
August 5, 2014 By Jemma Collins

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DR.DK

August 4th, 2014

Briter vil have mastodontisk and til Københavns Havn
August 4, 2014, By Martin Kunzendorf

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Sustainability Salon on Environmental Art

August 4th, 2014

LAGI will be taking part in the 31st edition of the Putting Down Roots Sustainability Salon from 2-10pm on August 16th at Dr. Maren Leyla Cooke’s home in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. If you are interested in attending, please see the post on Maren’s List and use the RSVP link there.

We will be presenting along with Ann Rosenthal, and Tom and Connie Merriman. From the post:

The 31st Sustainability Salon will focus on environmental art: art that teaches us about the natural environment, art that makes us think about our relationship to it, and art that is in direct service to the environment—and thus to humanity, for we are part of it.

Dr. Maren Leyla Cooke’s Green Home in Pittsburgh

Designboom

August 4th, 2014

Designboom
Solar energy duck could generate renewable power for Copenhagen
August 3, 2014

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Time Magazine: Giant Floating Duck Proposed to Bring Green Energy to Copenhagen

August 3rd, 2014

Time Magazine
Giant Floating Duck Proposed to Bring Green Energy to Copenhagen
August 3, 2014, By Nolan Feeney

“Here’s an idea for energy sustainability that’s not mere quackery: A team of British designers and artists have proposed a floating tourist attraction that would gather solar energy in Copenhagen Harbor as the Danish city works to become carbon-neutral by the year 2025.”

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Energy Duck Has Made a Splash!

July 26th, 2014

You can read more about Energy Duck, a submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative competition for Copenhagen by following the below media links or the LAGI blog post. This playful design utilizes photovoltaic panels. The London based team is comprised of Hareth Pochee, Adam Khan, Louis Leger, and Patrick Fryer.

Time Magazine
Giant Floating Duck Proposed to Bring Green Energy to Copenhagen
August 3, 2014, By Nolan Feeney

Designboom
Solar energy duck could generate renewable power for Copenhagen
August 3, 2014

Mother Nature Network
This plus-sized duck would provide Copenhagen with clean energy
July 18, 2014, By Matt Hickman

Discovery
Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (July 20)
July 20, 2014, By Tracy Staedter

Gizmag
Artists design giant PV-packing floating duck for the city of Copenhagen
July 18, 2014, By Bridget Borgobello

Architecture and Design
London artists design giant ‘Energy Duck’ to generate electricity for Copenhagen
July 18, 2014

Inhabitat
Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen
July 14, 2014, By Beverley Mitchell

Copenhagen Post
A giant duck and a cloud structure: plans for the capital’s waters
July 23, 2014, By Lawrence Shanahan

All About Copenhagen Guide
Skal København have en kæmpe, flydende energi-and?
July 22, 2014, By Kaspar Mørk

European Commission
Energy Duck could generate Solar and Hydro Power
July 24, 2014

PV Magazine
Giant PV duck energizes Copenhagen design competition
July 21, 2014, By Edgar Meza

The Creators Project
A Duck-Shaped Solar Pavilion Could Help Power Copenhagen
July 18, 2014, By Beckett Mufson

All About Copenhagen Guide

July 26th, 2014

All About Copenhagen Guide (aok.dk) posted this wonderful selection of LAGI 2014 submissions.
Se de vilde billeder: Hele verden designer energi-arkitektur til København
More here >

Inhabitat: Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen

July 14th, 2014

Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen
by Beverley Mitchell

The Energy Duck is a submission to the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2014, this year held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed by the London-based team of Hareth Pochee, Adam Khan, Louis Leger, and Patrick Fryer, the iconic and engaging public artwork proposal is a renewable energy generator and storehouse, an interactive and educative tourist destination, and a celebration of local wildlife.

The Energy Duck is modeled on the common eider duck, which is found in the waters of Copenhagen. Unfortunately, the eider’s breeding habitat is at risk from the effects of climate change, so the team decided to use its form to raise awareness of the local impacts of a global issue. The appealing, 12-storey high sculpture is proposed to float in the waters of the city’s harbor. It would be constructed from a lightweight steel frame, with very lightweight steel supporting a skin of photovoltaic panels and dummy panels.

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Freedom Radio

July 10th, 2014


LAGI directors on Freedom Radio with LaToya Williams, Creative Director of IERN WILL

Discussion at Conservation Consultants

May 18th, 2014

Please join the Land Art Generator Initiative & Conservation Consultants in Pittsburgh on June 11 from 7–8 pm for a lecture and discussion about the aesthetics of renewable energy infrastructure and the role that creatives can play in the design of our energy future.

CCI Center
64 S. 14th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Wednesday
June 11, 2014
7–8 pm

Powered by Art

Lecture at the University of Oregon

May 10th, 2014

LAGI Directors, Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian, have been invited to speak at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts on May 15, 2014 at 6pm.

Shawati’ Magazine

April 17th, 2014

Shawati’ Magazine
Eye Opening Art: From Abu Dhabi to Copenhagen
Spring 2014

This lovely article in the spring issue of Abu Dhabi’s Shawati’ magazine provides a background of the Land Art Generator Initiative. LAGI is honored that Shawati’ is our media partner for 2014!

Public Art Review

March 28th, 2014

The Vision Behind the Land Art Generator Initiative
A video interview with Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry

“The Land Art Generator Initiative has formulated an approach to design thinking that intrigued us since the moment we first found out about them. We wanted to know more about their vision and mission, so we asked them for an in-person interview. This video will take you behind the scenes with Elizabeth and Robert as they give us insight into their work from the development of the initiative to the implementation of actual projects.”

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Imaginative Engagement

March 26th, 2014

Imaginative Engagement programme at Renewable Energy Marketplace
Tuesday, April 8
Exeter, UK

People want to engage in energy issues, but the way they do it needs to be interesting!
These inspiring people are involved in creative ways to engage people in the sustainable energy and climate change debate.

13:30 Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian, Land Art Generator Initiative
Public Art and the Aesthetics of Renewable Energy

The talk will highlight the background of the Land Art Generator Initiative in the context of art history, urban planning, and the net-zero energy construction movement.

Athenaeum Lectures

March 26th, 2014

Athenaeum Lectures
Dialogues in Art and Architecture, 22nd Season (La Jolla, California)
Moderated by Robert Pincus

Thursday, April 10
Renewable Energy and Positive Impact Buildings
Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian, Land Art Generator Initiative

The series is coordinated by the Athenaeum with artist and environmental sculptor Joyce Cutler-Shaw. The program is co-sponsored by the San Diego New School of Architecture, as well as the San Diego Council of Design Professionals, the San Diego Architectural Foundation, and Public Address.