Pittsburghers Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian are the founding directors of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), which gathers ideas that seek to create substantive models for change by addressing renewable energy infrastructure within the genre of public art. The goal of LAGI is to design and construct a series of large-scale site-specific installations that uniquely combine art with utility-scale clean energy generation. The artworks utilize the latest in renewable energy science as media for their construction, and help to innovate the application of new technologies. Each land art generator sculpture has the potential to provide power to hundreds or even thousands of homes, while fulfilling its traditional role—public art as conceptually engaging amenity to our common space.
Elizabeth and Robert will discuss the LAGI competitions held for Dubai/Abu Dhabi, New York City, and Copenhagen and the portfolio of ideas that have come from the project. But we will begin the talk by providing a context for LAGI within the history of art and architecture, eco art, sustainable urban planning, and the net positive movement.
7 p.m. in the conference room of the Ann Jones Gerace Center—formerly the CCI Center (on the South Side at 64 S. 14th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203). Free and open to the public.