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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

LAGI founding directors, Elizabeth and Robert, will be presenting as a part of a seminar program at IIDEXCanada, 9:30am-11am on Thursday December 4 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre North. The seminar is titled “Climate as Concept: Envisioning Advances in Climate Change through Architectural Remedies.” Also presenting will be Matthew Rosenberg (Founder/Principal, M-Rad Architecture) and Jessica Wolff (Landscape Designer, Reed Hilderbrand ASLA, LEED AP). Chris Dannen, Founding Editor, FastCoLabs, Fast Company, will be moderating. Big thanks to Matthew Rosenberg for organizing the session!

Can Art and Architecture Promote the Green Conversion

Friday, 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

Funded in part by Region Hovedstaden.

2014 Photovoltaics, Forms, Landscapes

Wednesday, 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.

September 24, 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

LAGI 2014 Award Ceremony + Exhibition Opening

Tuesday, 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

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)

KULTUR M — Copenhagen

Wednesday, 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!

Sustainability Salon on Environmental Art

Monday, 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

Discussion at Conservation Consultants

Sunday, 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

June 11, 2014
7–8 pm

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Lecture at the University of Oregon

Saturday, 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.

Imaginative Engagement

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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.