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The Guardian

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

The Guardian
Fantasy art: the future of energy and water technology
Alison Moodie
September 3, 2016

“They look like designs from the pages of a futurist’s notepad, but the concepts below are all finalists in the biennial public art contest held by the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI). These ideas illustrate the possibility of marrying aesthetics with renewable energy and water technology and educate the public about the challenges of addressing climate change and feeding a growing population.”

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The Independent

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

The Independent
The solar-powered sculpture that could desalinate 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for California
August 24, 2016
By Tim Walker

“Is it public art, or is it a power station? This shimmering design for “The Pipe”, a finalist in the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), is intended to blur the lines between the two. Imagined here as a floating installation off the coast of Santa Monica, California, the Pipe is an electromagnetic desalination device, powered by the sun. It also looks great on the horizon.”
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The Guardian

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Public art projects that double as renewable energy sources
by Kristine Wong
November 7, 2015

Two Pittsburgh artists are encouraging cities around the world to install public art structures designed to generate power while educating viewers about renewable energy

What happens when renewable energy meets public art? The Land Art Generator Initiative, or Lagi, founded by Pittsburgh-based artists Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, is trying to find the answer with several proposed public art structures designed to generate power while inspiring and educating their viewers.

The initiative has collected hundreds of designs from competitions held in Abu Dhabi, New York City and Copenhagen. At the 2016 competition, which will be held in Santa Monica, California, entrants will design structures that harvest clean energy or generate clean drinking water.

“Public art can contribute to the solutions we need to steer us away from the effects of climate change,” Monoian said at October’s SXSW Eco conference in Austin, Texas.

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Daily Mail: How many solar panels would it take to power the PLANET?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Daily Mail
By Victoria Woollaston
October 7, 2015

How many solar panels would it take to power the PLANET?
Experts reveal we would need to cover an area the size of Spain to provide the world with enough energy. The calculations were made by Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian from the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)

They used US Department of Energy data about the world consumption of energy with projected figures up to 2030.

From this, they worked out how much energy would be needed per square metre of land across the globe.

Panels would need to cover 191,817 sq miles (496,805 sq km) of land to power the world with solar panels – the equivalent to covering the whole of Spain with the boards.

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Le Monde

Wednesday, 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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The Guardian

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Is a sustainable future within reach?
John Elkington finds inspiration in the ready and available solutions listed in the Sustainia100 prospectus

Le Monde

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

We know that Le Monde has a nice spread out (including images of LAGI 2010 submissions) about the Land Art Generator Initiative because people have told us about it, but we haven’t seen it yet. We’ll post a link to it here once we find it.

Gotham Gazette

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

From Garbage Dump to Energy Source
by Vicky Plestis

The Weekend West, News for Western Australia/Perth

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Art Flicks the Switch (PDF)
By Lindsay McPhee

The National

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Article about the first place award winning design from the 2010 competition
By Erin Conroy, Feb 6, 2011

The New York Times

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Finding Art in Energy in the United Arab Emirates
By HILLARY BRENHOUSE
Published: November 3, 2010

Kuwait Times

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Visual pollution self-evident in Kuwait
By Ben Garcia, October 27, 2010

Khaleej Times

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Landing the Big One (PDF),
by Charlie R. Neyra, Khaleej Times, September 3, 2010

Gulf News

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Beautiful sculptures that could power thousands of homes
by Rayeesa Absal, Gulf News, August 28, 2010

The National

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Power of art combines with art of power generating
by Romola Talwar Badam, The National, Abu Dhabi, July 1, 2010

Al Bayan

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Al Bayan (PDF), Dubai, June 27, 2010
Arabic Language Press

Khaleej Times

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Simply electrifying…, the art of sustainability
by Shafaat Ahmed, Khaleej Times, Dubai, April 6, 2010

The National

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

If You Draw It
by John Gravois, The National, Abu Dhabi, December 10, 2009

Khaleej Times

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Can Art Save The World?, by Emily Meredith, Khaleej Times, Dubai
Feature story in the Weekend Magazine (PDF), September 18, 2009

7 Days

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Art Reflects Energy, by Sean O’Driscoll, 7 DAYS, Dubai, July 29, 2009