Category Archives: Press and Articles 2011

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


Fresh Inspiration for Energy and Art by Jordan Sayle

Clean Tech Authority

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


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

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

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

A Beautiful Renewable Energy Generator by Marion Hart

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


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


Rinnovabili, ma anche belle by Alessandra Viola


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

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

PLANET Magazine

Lunar Cubit: The Grand Prize Winner of the Land Art Generator Initiative By Jordan Sayle

Abu Dhabi Week

Art that generates energy by Megan Wynes

The National

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


Gigantic Solar Pyramids to Power Abu Dhabi by Lori Zimmer, January 31, 2011

Giant solar pyramids win UAE art prize By Mark Brown

Construction Week

Winners of Land Art Generator Initiative Announced by Selina Denman on Jan 25, 2011

Dubai Eye 103.8

The Green Team on Siobhan Live Siobhan talks to Robert Flottemesch, lead artist of the winning LAGI 2010 team: Listen!

The Energy Collective

Renewables Can Be Beautiful: Land Art Design Prized at WFES January 19, 2011 by Helmuth Ziegler


Zur Zukunft der Energie Regierungen und Wirtschaft tagen in Abu Dhabi 17.01.2011 Film by Katjusha Films

Dubai Eye 103.8

The Green Team on Siobhan Live Listen! Listen!

Press Release

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 … Continue reading

Dwell Magazine

New Power Generation By Asami Novak Published: January 4, 2011

All Business

ABU DHABI – The Oil Market APS Review Downstream Trends