The Land Art Generator Initiative is coming to Melbourne

Melbourne has been announced as the host of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) in 2018, a world-renowned event that provides a platform for artists, architects and other creatives working in conjunction with engineers and scientists to design sustainable energy infrastructures.

The goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is to design and construct public art installations that have the added benefit of utility-scale renewable power generation. The sculptures will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid, with each having the potential to provide power to thousands of homes.

To be held at Melbourne’s St Kilda Triangle, LAGI 2018 will demonstrate the transformation of public spaces into productive landscapes for green energy, inspiring the public to be a part of the solution, and helping Melbourne grow sustainably.

As part of Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan under Action 13, which calls for “supporting important artistic and cultural sustainability events”, LAGI seeks to help Victoria ensure a smooth and equitable transition to a thriving post-carbon economy.

Melbourne and the surrounding region has a rich tradition of ambitious and creative public projects aimed towards advancing sustainable development, and the LAGI competition, which brings together multiple disciplines to take on complex problems, will fit perfectly in this vibrant city of arts and culture.

The design competition will launch in January 2018 and submissions will be due in May 2018. The LAGI 2018 design competition is open to anyone around the world, and invites artists, designers, scientists, engineers, and others to submit proposals for large-scale and site-specific public art installations that generate clean energy for a site in Melbourne.

Exhibitions and events will bring your ideas to the public in and around Melbourne, and a new publication (similar to past LAGI publications) will include more than 50 of the LAGI 2018 entries.

The design brief is being carefully crafted with local partners to align with the strategic plans and cultural context of the local site, the city, and the region.

For more information head to the website.

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