New York's Land Art Generator competition funds Public Artworks that produce renewable energy

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Wednesday 01 February 2012.

New York's Land Art Generator competition funds Public Artworks that produce renewable energy image

The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) brings together artists, architects, scientists, landscape architects, engineers, and others in a first of its kind collaboration. The goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative is to see to the design and construction of public art installations that uniquely combine aesthetics with 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.

The strategic objective of the Land Art Generator Initiative is to advance the successful implementation of sustainable design solutions by integrating art and interdisciplinary creative processes into the conception of renewable energy infrastructure.

The project can be subdivided into four main areas of focus:

events & design competition education outreach the eventual construction of aesthetic renewable energy infrastructure

In partnership with New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation, the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition is being held for a site within Freshkills Park (the former Fresh Kills Landfill) in New York City.

The competition is free and open to everyone. We encourage designers, artists, engineers, architects, landscape architects, university students, urban planners, scientists and anyone to enter who believes that the world can be powered beautifully and sustainably.