LAGI - Land Art Generator Initiative

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 19:35

The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) invited interdisciplinary teams to submit design ideas for public artwork that can generate hundreds of megawatt-hours of electricity from wind, solar, or other renewable sources. This year’s teams designed site-specific artwork for Freshkills Park in Staten Island.

Over 250 entries were received. An exhibit featuring these entries will be on display at the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art now through the end of October 2012.

LAGI aims to advance the implementation of sustainable design solutions by integrating art into the conception of renewable energy infrastructure.

Freshkills Park is currently being developed on what was once the world’s largest dump. At 2,200 acres, the park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. Freshkills Park is an unprecedented example of environmental renewal and sustainability.