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Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2016 Design Competition

The fourth Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) international design competition has recently been announced and entries are now being accepted for 2016.

LAGI 2016 invites creatives, scientists, engineers, and others from around the world to submit ideas — individually or as interdisciplinary teams — for large-scale and site-specific public art installations that generate carbon-neutral electricity and/or drinking water for the City of Santa Monica, California.

There is a cash prize of $15,000 for the 1st Place winner and $4,000 for the 2nd Place winner.

The design site includes the breakwater adjacent to the historic Santa Monica Pier and offers the opportunity to utilize wave and tidal energy as well as wind, solar, and other technologies.

Throughout 2016, LAGI will hold numerous events showcasing the submissions and the design ideas they contain. Public programming will reach a broad demographic throughout Los Angeles County and beyond with exhibitions, panel discussions, lectures, publications, and more related to the science of energy as experienced through art.

Through a generous partnership with the LA Chapter of the US Green Building Council, the award ceremony, exhibition, and book launch will be hosted in Los Angeles during October of 2016 at Greenbuild 2016. A concurrent exhibition will be located at the Santa Monica pier.

The book (published by Prestel) will documents 60 of the design solutions and provides a rich contextual framework with essays on art and energy.

The Land Art Generator Initiative was founded in 2008 as a project of the Society for Cultural Exchange, with the main goal of providing a platform for the design and construction of public art installations that have the added benefit of large-scale clean energy generation.