Elizabeth Monoian (co-founder, LAGI) will be speaking at the 2012 Women as Global Leaders Conference. She’ll be presenting the Land Art Generator Initiative there on Wednesday, March 14, at 3:45PM.
See the project post about the Land Art Generator Initiative and TAKE ACTION!
Renewable Energy Can Be Beautiful—Expanding Public Awareness Through Art
Art That Creates Renewable Energy – Q&A With LAGI
by Kiva Bottero
Video from our presentation at TEDx Pittsburgh. Thanks to Leadership Pittsburgh for organizing this wonderful event.
The latest publication by the International Energy Agency, Solar Energy Perspectives, is now available for purchase. We are very honored that in Chapter 11 (Testing the Limits; Footprint of Solar Electricity;pg 209) our graphic on the surface area required to fuel the world with solar was adapted as Figure 11.8.
A really nice overview of the 2010 competition as a teaser of what is to come from the ideas competition for Freshkills Park, NYC in 2012!
Who needs blades when you can have stalks
by Toby Price
The Land Art Generator Initiative was presented at the 2011 International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA) in Istanbul. Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry (LAGI Co-founders) presented a paper, “New Aesthetic Energy Infrastructure and the Land Art Generator Initiative” in the Urban Ecologies session, and chaired a panel discussion: Public Art of the Sustainable City, which included presenters: Patricia Watts (ecoartspace), Nacho Zamora (solar artworks), and Glen Lowry (Emily Carr University).
Abstract of the Panel Discussion:
As we endeavor to extricate civilization from fossil fuel dependence, the existential debate over the purpose of art deserves renewed attention in the context of natural ecology and human consumption. Is it possible for works of public art to contribute actively to the solution to the problems that confront us? Can interdisciplinary art inspire, through example, the type of social change required to significantly reduce the negative impact of human consumption on the planet? Papers presented will present examples of projects at various scales that seek to address ecological issues, beyond didactic expression, through the incorporation of technology.
This panel discussion will address the continuum of public art, clean energy precedents, and contemporary technologies. Within this framework we will outline and illustrate the potential that interdisciplinary teams and communities around the world have to expand both the dialogue and actual change.
A Beautiful Renewable Energy Generator
by Marion Hart
We’ll be speaking at the last International Series Panel of the season:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 6pm
130 Sutter Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco
Here is a link for more information.
Land Art Generator Initiative – SOLARIS / Predock_Frane Architects
by Christopher Henry
See page 10 for an article about LAGI in the Masdar Times Newsletter: Art Meets Science (PDF 4MB)
Clean Energy Via Landfill Art To Power NYC
by Susan DeFreitas
Fresh Kills Needs Fresh Ideas
By Fred A. Bernstein
Art Flicks the Switch (PDF)
By Lindsay McPhee
We will be presenting the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI): Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Public Space. The presentation will take place at Al-Mamoura Auditorium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 14 June 2011 at 19.00 sharp. A big thank you to the Middle East chapter of the American Institute of Architects for hosting this talk. For active AIA members, this presentation is worth 1.0 HSW/SD LU.
The presentation is open to everyone. We do kindly request that you RSVP to email@example.com so that the organizers may get a sense of attendance numbers.
(New York City/May 24, 2011) The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) announced today that, in partnership with New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation, the 2012 LAGI design competition will be held for a site within Freshkills Park (the former Fresh Kills landfill) in Staten Island.
Read the rest of the press release HERE (PDF)
Video segment about the Land Art Generator Initiative showing during the month of June
In-flight entertainment on Etihad Airways
We’ll be participating in the Masdar City Market Day on April 29th. The event is free and open to the public. Stop by between 10am and 5pm on the 29th of April and see the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s new campus, the first completed phase of the Masdar City development. You’ll be able to ride the new Personal Rapid Transit vehicle to the venue and there will be many eco-vendors there to showcase their environmentally conscious products.
We’ll be exploring Art Outside the Gallery for Site Specific Interventions, very broadly defined and how this genre presents a great opportunity for Dubai.
US And UAE Collaborate On Solar Tech
by Caleb Denison
(we’re a side note in this article, but its great context regarding collaborative efforts between US and UAE)
Global Competition Champions Green Energy
January Issue (Page 19)
Interview With Abu Dhabi’s Most Innovative Design Couple
by Tafline Laylin