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Women as Global Leaders

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

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.

National Geographic Explorers | Take Action

Friday, December 30th, 2011

See the project post about the Land Art Generator Initiative and TAKE ACTION!
Renewable Energy Can Be Beautiful—Expanding Public Awareness Through Art

TEDx Pittsburgh (video)

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Video from our presentation at TEDx Pittsburgh. Thanks to Leadership Pittsburgh for organizing this wonderful event.

TEDx Pittsburgh

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Presenters at TEDx Pittsburgh, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, November 19 and 20.
Organized by Leadership Pittsburgh

See the talk here >

ISEA 2011 Istanbul

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

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.

AIA San Francisco Committee on the Environment

Friday, August 26th, 2011

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.

American Institute of Architects, Middle East Chapter

Friday, June 10th, 2011

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 so that the organizers may get a sense of attendance numbers.

Interiors UAE

Monday, May 9th, 2011

We spoke at Interiors UAE on May 9 and presented LAGI, our positive impact design work at Studied Impact, and an overview of the International Living Building Institute’s Living Building Challenge.
A great article about the event appeared on Green Prophet.

Masdar Market Day! April 29th

Friday, April 29th, 2011

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.

Zayed University Supports LAGI 2012

Friday, April 8th, 2011

We are very pleased to announce that Zayed University has awarded Elizabeth Monoian (Principal and Co-founder of LAGI) the Provost’s Research Fellowship for her work on LAGI. Please see our post on the LAGI blog for more information.

MENAlab 2011: Cutting Through the City

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Elizabeth and I will be running Lab #2 for the amazing MENAlab2011. Hope to see you there! Registration is open. Send an email to to sign up.

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.

Press Release

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Winning team to receive award from Masdar at World Future Energy Summit (PDF)

The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) and Masdar will announce the winner of the 2010 UAE design competition for energy generating public art.

The announcement and award ceremony will take place at the Masdar exhibition stand in the main hall of the ADNEC at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 19th. The winning team will be handed the prestigious award by Dr. Nawal Al Hosany, associate Director of Sustainability at Masdar, during the special event open to all summit attendees. Attendance is free.