ABOUT LAND ART GENERATOR
The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) helps design renewable energy infrastructures that are also beautiful places for people.
With a mission to advance a just and equitable energy transition in response to the climate crisis, the Land Art Generator initiative (LAGI) helps design public places that share land use with distributed renewable energy generation. Works of art in civic space distribute clean energy and provide other sustainable services to buildings and the utility grid while beautifying the built environment.
Land Art Generator educational programming is a great example of STEM to STEAM and project-based learning. Through the process of designing their own land art generator, students show applied understanding of concepts like energy conversion efficiency, capacity factor, and become familiar with using kilowatt-hours. At the same time they are applying knowledge of form, shape, colour, and touching on aspects of urban planning and whole systems design. These are exactly the kind of skills that researchers tell us will be important for jobs in the twenty-first century.
The Land Art Generator nonprofit organization provides context-specific and culturally-relevant design solutions for distributed clean energy that reflect the needs of local communities. We do this through design competitions, direct commissions, calls for proposals, Solar Mural artworks, and participatory co-design projects for people of all ages. International open-call competitions for Dubai & Abu Dhabi (2010), New York City (2012), Copenhagen (2014), Santa Monica (2016), Melbourne (2018), Abu Dhabi (2019), and Fly Ranch (2020) have resulted in over 1,400 designs from creative teams across more than eighty countries.