Category Archives: 2011

Women as Global Leaders

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.

Conservation Magazine

Powered By Art Renewable Energy Can Be Beautiful by Lindsey Doermann Featuring Windstalk by Darío Núñez-Ameni and Thomas Siegl (Atelier dna), Light Sanctuary by Martina Decker and Peter Yeadon (Decker Yeadon LLC), and FERN by Takuya Onishi (Launchpad05).


Energie beflügelt Designer-Phantasien Publication by BS | Energy by Romana Ringel click on thumbnail image to view larger

National Geographic Explorers | Take Action

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


Fresh Inspiration for Energy and Art by Jordan Sayle

Clean Tech Authority

Art That Creates Renewable Energy – Q&A With LAGI by Kiva Bottero

TEDx Pittsburgh (video)

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

International Energy Agency

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 … Continue reading


Powered by Public Art: 10 Stunning “Aesthetic Power Plants” for Abu Dhabi and Dubai By Jennifer Hattam A really nice overview of the 2010 competition as a teaser of what is to come from the ideas competition for Freshkills Park, … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Magazine

Who needs blades when you can have stalks by Toby Price

TEDx Pittsburgh

Presenters at TEDx Pittsburgh, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, November 19 and 20. Organized by Leadership Pittsburgh See the talk here >

Energie Sensibili

Land Art: rinnovabile è bello Al Freshkills Park di New York il concorso che premia l’energia green coniugata all’estetica by Viviana Spinella

ISEA 2011 Istanbul

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 … Continue reading

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

A Beautiful Renewable Energy Generator by Marion Hart

AIA San Francisco Committee on the Environment

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.

Arch Daily

Land Art Generator Initiative – SOLARIS / Predock_Frane Architects by Christopher Henry

Masdar Times

See page 10 for an article about LAGI in the Masdar Times Newsletter: Art Meets Science (PDF 4MB)

Gotham Gazette

From Garbage Dump to Energy Source by Vicky Plestis


The Power of Beauty by Sarah Blackman

Abu Dhabi Week

The Land Art Generator Initiative – June 2011 This is the video that is playing currently on Etihad Airlines in-flight entertainment. Land Art Generator Initiative – June 2011 from John Sammon on Vimeo.

Earth Techling

Clean Energy Via Landfill Art To Power NYC by Susan DeFreitas

Architect Magazine (AIA Publication)

Fresh Kills Needs Fresh Ideas By Fred A. Bernstein

The Weekend West, News for Western Australia/Perth

Art Flicks the Switch (PDF) By Lindsay McPhee

American Institute of Architects, Middle East Chapter

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 … Continue reading


NYC’s Freshkills Park Chosen as Site of 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative by Jessica Dailey

Press Release

Clean Energy and Public Art Design Competition to be held for Freshkills Park, Staten Island (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, … Continue reading

Etihad Airways

Video segment about the Land Art Generator Initiative showing during the month of June In-flight entertainment on Etihad Airways


Solar-Powered Plastikoleum Tower Recycles Plastic Back into 900 Barrels of Oil a Day by Tafline Laylin

Interiors UAE

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 … Continue reading

Masdar Market Day! April 29th

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 … Continue reading


Rinnovabili, ma anche belle by Alessandra Viola

Zayed University Supports LAGI 2012

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

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 … Continue reading


Artsource April Newsletter (PDF – see pages 9-11 for article about LAGI) Please see Artsource’s homepage for more information about this amazing institution representing and providing critical support for visual artists.

Thin Film Today

Shape of Things to Come by Heba Hashem

Earth Techling

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)


The Lunar Cubit: A 1.74 KW generating art installation outside Masdar City, UAE By Dennis Lynch

gb&d Green Building & Design Magazine

Global Competition Champions Green Energy January Issue (Page 19)

Green Prophet

Interview With Abu Dhabi’s Most Innovative Design Couple by Tafline Laylin

MSNBC / Discovery News

Then a light bulb went off — solar-powered art! By Amy Dusto link