Category Archives: 2012

Canadian Architect

Canadian Architect Winners of the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative Competition Announced

Conservation Magazine

Conservation Magazine Artsy Energy Hits New York “Last year in the Art & Science section, we featured ideas for beautiful, yet functional, renewable-energy projects designed for Abu Dhabi and Dubai in a contest sponsored by the Land Art Generator Initiative … Continue reading

Guest Lectures

Thanks to Deborah Hosking (Chatham University) and Ann Rosenthal (The Art Institute of Pittsburgh) for inviting us into their classrooms this fall semester to guest lecture on the Land Art Generator Initiative and the conceptual framework behind the project. What … Continue reading


Land Art Generator Initiative: Aesthetic Design Solutions to Clean Energy by Team YS “We have all probably heard or maybe even been involved in the debate surrounding the aesthetics of clean energy. It holds particular relevance in the case of … Continue reading

Regenerative Infrastructures: Freshkills Park NYC, Land Art Generator Initiative

We are pleased to announce the May 2013 release of Regenerative Infrastructures. The book will be published by Prestel (a division of Random House), and is being designed by Schifino Design. In addition to detailing 65 of the 2012 LAGI … Continue reading

Danish Architecture Centre

Danish Architecture Centre RENEWABLE PUBLIC ART: THE LAND ART GENERATOR INITIATIVE “The energy sector and art world could not be more different in design approaches, philosophies, and outcomes. However, today the opportunity exists to kindle a new relationship between art … Continue reading


LAGI: i vincitori by Annacaterina Piras “Si è inaugurata lo scorso 25 ottobre l’esposizione dei progetti partecipanti alla seconda edizione del concorso internazionale su energie rinnovali e arte Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), patrocinato dal Dipartimento per i parchi della … Continue reading


Grist 99 red balloons can power 4,500 homes by Sarah Laskow “This wins for most charming solar concept based on a one-hit wonder from the ‘80s, and maybe most charming solar concept ever: a power generating system inspired by the … Continue reading

American Solar Energy Society

American Solar Energy Society “99 Red Balloons” all over Staten Island by Ariel Braude “Since 2008, Fresh Kills Park in Staten Island, New York has been declared an area for the production of clean-energy. Mayor Bloomberg said back in 2008 … Continue reading


SmartPlanet After Sandy, rebuild Staten Island with art and power by Chris Sullivan “Here’s a post-election political litmus test: Do you think wind generators, those massive pinwheels set on hilltops, are pretty? Say yes, and likely you’re a left-leaner, Al … Continue reading

Landscape World Magazine

Landscape World Magazine 2012 LAGI NYC Competition Landscape World 58, ISBN: 978-89-97767-05-2, Size: 22.8cm x 28cm Language: Korean & English, Price: US $25

Architect: The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects

Architect: The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects Wind Sensor Proposed for New York: Two artists’ proposed wind sensor would also generate energy. by Blaine Brownell “The natural human curiosity about weather and other changing climatic conditions is addressed … Continue reading

CBC Radio

Click the link below to hear the October 26 morning broadcast interview on CBC Radio with Emeka Nnadi (, representing the 4th place mention team from the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Freshkills Park, NYC. CBCRadioOct26

The Danish Architectural Press

The Danish Architectural Press VEDVARENDE ENERGI, DER ER SMUK by Tom Hermansen

Connaissance des Energies

Connaissance des Energies LAGI: the art of mixing and creating energy


Inhabitat Piezoelectric Energy-Generating “Scene Sensor” Wins the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative Competition for Freshkills Park by Tafline Laylin “We’ve been closely following the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition to create a new public art installation on the … Continue reading

Winners for Energy Generating Artwork Design Competition at Freshkills Park NYC To Be Announced!

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Exploring the Fusion of Public Artwork and Clean Power Generation Direct Link to Full Press Release Imagine a new permanent work of iconic public art for New York City on a grand scale. And now … Continue reading

Dwell Asia Magazine

Dwell Asia Magazine (September/October Issue) has a great review of The Time Is Now: Public Art of the Sustainable City. Click image for larger version. The book is beautifully designed by Page One Publishing. It includes 51 submissions to the … Continue reading

LAGI 2012 NYC Exhibition & Celebration

In partnership with New York City Parks & Recreation the Land Art Generator Initiative held its 2012 design competition for Freshkills Park in NYC (the former Fresh Kills Landfill). On July 1st, LAGI received 250 inspiring submissions from around the … Continue reading


A review of The Time is Now Land and Energy Pt. 2 – review of ‘The Time Is Now’ By Chris Fremantle September 2012

Sculpture Magazine

A review of “A Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies” by Sculpture Magazine (A publication of the International Sculpture Center), September 2012

Join us August 19 for Art Activity Day: Leslie Park Collective—Pittsburgh

If you are in Pittsburgh please join LAGI and the Leslie Park Collective at Art Activity Day at Leslie Park Pool! We will be handing out free copies of “A Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies” along with having discussions … Continue reading

ISEA 2012

We will be participating on a panel discussion during ISEA 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (September 19-21). Thank you Vicki Sowry from the Australian Network for Art and Technology [ANAT] for inviting us!


We are looking forward to presenting a lecture during PHOTOVOLTAICS, FORMS, LANDSCAPES in Frankfurt, Germany on September 25. Below is a description of the event from their website: HOW TO USE PHOTOVOLTAICS FOR SHAPING NEARLY ZERO ENERGY COMMUNITIES. This special … Continue reading

Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science

We are looking forward to speaking at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science East (Held jointly with European Association for the Study of Science and Technology), October 17-20, 2012, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Join Us on Saturday, July 28 in Staten Island 10am-5pm

Saturday, July 28, 2012 105 Water Street Staten Island, NY 10304 10am – 5pm Free and open to the public Please join the Land Art Generator Initiative for a day on Staten Island and a sneak preview of submissions to … Continue reading

The Guardian

Is a sustainable future within reach? John Elkington finds inspiration in the ready and available solutions listed in the Sustainia100 prospectus

International Sculpture Center

The Time is Now: Public Art of the Sustainable City Wonderfully interesting and informative book review by Twylene Moyer for the International Sculpture Center (Publisher of Sculpture Magazine)

Sustainia 100

The Land Art Generator Initiative is honoured as a top sustainable solution at Rio+20! See the complete press release here. Yesterday, sustainability legend Gro Harlem Brundtland, media guru and philanthropist Ted Turner, EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard, and … Continue reading

We’re honored to be one of twenty-four selected social entrepreneurs who make up the inaugural group of Social Innovation Rockstars (SIR) feature at Go to the site to discover all of the interesting work that is being driven … Continue reading

Greater and Greener International Parks Conference

We are pleased to announce that we will be present at the Greater and Greener Parks Conference: Re-Imagining Parks for 21st Century Cities, presented by the City Parks Alliance. The conference will run from July 14-17, and we will be … Continue reading

Society for Cultural Exchange Receives NEA Grant to Support the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative [New York City]— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that Society for Cultural Exchange (SCE) is one of 788 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. … Continue reading

Che Futuro! (lunario dell’innovazione)

Giovani architetti, ho una sfida per voi: create capolavori che producano energia by Alessandra Viola

Green Prophet

Free, Easy-to-Use Field Guide Lists 60 + Proven Clean Energy Technologies by Tafline Laylin

Shelter Blog

Entrepreneurs at the Intersection of Art and Energy This is a very nice post about our lecture last week at Shelter Dubai. Thanks to Mary Ames and everyone at Shelter.

Superlative Emirates

The work of Studied Impact Design (the design house of Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry) is included in a new book by Daab Publishing, “Superlative Emirates: the New Dimension of Urban Design.” The section features information about the 10MW Tower … Continue reading

Le Monde

We know that Le Monde has a nice spread out (including images of LAGI 2010 submissions) about the Land Art Generator Initiative because people have told us about it, but we haven’t seen it yet. We’ll post a link to … Continue reading

Shelter Dubai

January 19th at 7pm Aesthetic Renewable Energy Infrastructure – more information is available at the Shelter facebook event page. A Lecture on the background of the Land Art Generator Initiative, the 2010 edition and the launch of the 2012 edition … Continue reading

POP City

Powered by Art? TEDx Pittsburgh talk edited by Tracy Certo

City Atlas

Land Art Generator Initiative Partners With NYC Parks A very thoughtful overview of LAGI 2012 with reference the project outreach, including to the R.E.A.D. section of the website and the 2012 high school edition. is a nicely designed website … Continue reading