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The 2012 LAGI International Design Competition

The 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative, in partnership with New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, calls on artists and designers to submit proposals for a pragmatic art installation for Freshkills Park, Staten Island, New York City.

Designers, artists, engineers, architects, landscape architects, university students, urban planners, scientists and anyone who believes that the world can be powered beautifully and sustainably is invited to enter.

The competition is free to enter.

Submit Proposals for a Pragmatic Art Installation for Freshkills Park

LAGI 2012 is an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid.

So, the main goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is to provide a platform for the design of, and to facilitate the eventual construction of public art installations that have the added benefit of large scale clean energy generation. Each sculpture will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid at a utility scale (equivalent to the demand of hundreds or thousands of homes).

Two main prizes will be awarded in this competition:

  • First Place: $15,000 (USD)
  • Second Place: $4,000 (USD)

The award ceremony will be in New York City in October of 2012, and the top 30-50 entries for the competition will be included in a book.