In 2010, the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) set out to demonstrate that “renewable energy can be beautiful”. LAGI put out a call to artists, architects, scientists, and engineers to come up with both aesthetic and pragmatic solutions for the 21st century energy crisis. Participants were challenged to illustrate sculptures that would provide continuous distributed energy to the electric grid at three sites in the United Arab Emirates. The result was hundreds of submissions from more than 40 countries.
This year, LAGI is sponsoring another design competition in partnership with New York City’s Parks & Recreation. This time, the subject will be a site within Freshkills Park (the former Fresh Kills Landfill).
See LAGI’s 2010 submissions here.