We will be speaking at SXSW ECO, which is taking place October 5-7 in Austin, TX.
Public art is a critical component of successful urban placemaking. Can it also be a force for sustainable city planning? We'll examine how public art is getting greener, becoming regenerative, and informing the public about climate change, energy and water issues, and biodiversity loss.
The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) and Green Public Art are working to increase popular support for sustainable development by integrating art and interdisciplinary creative processes into the conception of site-specific, solution-based public art interventions. By presenting works of art that generate clean electricity and drinking water, we can show that sustainable development models that require localized "living" and net-zero infrastructures can result in beautiful and engaging urban spaces.
The panel will provide an overview of past LAGI and Green Public Art projects, and give a preview of the LAGI 2016 design competition for Southern California.
Event Type: Sessions
Category: Fireside Chat (no, 10AM is not too early for a fireside chat!)