The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) aims at designing public art installations that have an additional benefit of large scale clean energy generation. Each sculpture can continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid and thus potentially provide power to thousands of homes.
In 2012 the Land Art Generator Initiative holds a design competition for a site within Freshkills Park (the former Fresh Kills Landfill) together with New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation in New York City.
“At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape.
In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.” – FRESHKILLS PARK
LAGI 2012 is an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that combines beauty with utility of generating electricity.
The beauty of the reclaimed landscape and the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline are promising settings for an aesthetic and sustainable urban planning of the area.
The competition is open to everyone. Designers, artists, engineers, architects, landscape architects, university students, urban planners, scientists are encouraged to send their submissions.
For more information and the design brief see http://landartgenerator.org/competition.html
If there are further questions, please send an email to lagi [at] landartgenerator [dot] org.
Janna Gehrke. Janna is BA-student in cultural sciences at the Leuphana University Lueneburg, and doing a 5-months internship at Cultura21 in the framework of the Leuphana PLUS program. Janna ist Studentin der Angewandten Kulturwissenschaften an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg und absolviert im Rahmen des Leuphana Plus Programms ein fünfmonatiges Praktikum bei Cultura21.