New Aes­thetic En­ergy In­fra­struc­ture and the Land Art Gen­er­a­tor Ini­tia­tive

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  • Public Art of the Sustainable City

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  • New Aes­thetic En­ergy In­fra­struc­ture and the Land Art Gen­er­a­tor Ini­tia­tive

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  • Panel: Public Art of the Sustainable City

    Through a bi­en­nial de­sign com­pe­ti­tion, the Land Art Gen­er­a­tor Ini­tia­tive gath­ers ideas that seek to cre­ate sub­stan­tive mod­els for change and that ad­dress pub­lic art within the urban fab­ric of a sus­tain­able fu­ture. The goal of LAGI is to de­sign and con­struct a se­ries of large-scale site-spe­cific pub­lic art in­stal­la­tions that uniquely com­bine art with util­ity scale clean en­ergy gen­er­a­tion. The art­works uti­lize the lat­est in re­new­able en­ergy sci­ence and in­no­vate the ap­pli­ca­tion of new tech­nolo­gies. The art it­self will con­tin­u­ously dis­trib­ute clean kilo­watts of en­ergy into the elec­tri­cal grid with each land art sculp­ture hav­ing the po­ten­tial to pro­vide power to hun­dreds or even thou­sands of homes, while ful­fill­ing its tra­di­tional role—pub­lic art as con­cep­tu­ally en­gag­ing amenity to our com­mon space. In this talk we will dis­cuss both the 2010 LAGI com­pe­ti­tion for the United Arab Emi­rates and the up­com­ing 2012 com­pe­ti­tion for Fresh Kills Park in New York City.

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