Public art projects that double as renewable energy sources – The Guardian

We wanted to highlight this feature you might have missed about the integration of public art and renewables from LAGI!

What happens when renewable energy meets public art? The Land Art Generator Initiative, or Lagi, founded by Pittsburgh-based artists Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, is trying to find the answer with several proposed public art structures designed to generate power while inspiring and educating their viewers.

The initiative has collected hundreds of designs from competitions held in Abu Dhabi, New York City and Copenhagen. At the 2016 competition, which will be held in Santa Monica, California, entrants will design structures that harvest clean energy or generate clean drinking water.

Read the full article from earlier this month here:

IMAGE:  This rendering shows an aquatic bird concept, designed by a group of London-based designers, which would be outfitted with enough hydraulic turbines and solar cells to power an entire neighborhood. Designed to educate, it would sink lower when energy demand increases, and would have an open interior area where visitors can see how it works.

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