LAGI 2014 invites artists, architects, engineers, and designers to collaborate on an idea for what infrastructure art of sustainable cities looks like by considering clean energy generation within the context of public art. DEADLINE May 18, 2014!
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The main goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is to design and construct public art installations that have the added benefit of utility-scale clean energy generation. The works will serve to inspire and educate while they provide renewable power to thousands of homes around the world. This year LAGI and Refshaleøen Holding are holding the LAGI 2014 ideas competition in Copenhagen.
As Copenhagen (the European Green Capital in 2014) moves towards carbon neutral status by 2025, the debate over the aesthetic manifestation and human interaction component of our new energy infrastructure is becoming increasingly important to the planning strategies required to attain zero-carbon sustainability goals.
The 2010 LAGI design competition was held for three sites in the UAE and received hundreds of submissions from over 40 countries. In 2012, in partnership with New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation the design competition was held for a site within Freshkills Park (the former Fresh Kills Landfill) and received 250 submissions from around the world.
More info here: http://landartgenerator.org/designcomp/
Rebecca Ansert, founder of Green Public Art, is an art consultant who specializes in artist solicitation, artist selection, and public art project management for both private and public agencies. She is a graduate of the master’s degree program in Public Art Studies at the University of Southern California and has a unique interest in how art can demonstrate green processes or utilize green design theories and techniques in LEED certified buildings.
Green Public Art is a Los Angeles-based consultancy that was founded in 2009 in an effort to advance the conversation of public art’s role in green building. The consultancy specializes in public art project development and management, artist solicitation and selection, creative community involvement and knowledge of LEED building requirements. Green Public Art also works with emerging and mid-career studio artists to demystify the public art process. The consultancy acts as a resource for artists to receive one-on-one consultation before, during, and after applying for a public art project.
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