2012 Land Art Generator Initiative

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Overview

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

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Art, Installation
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 1 July 2012 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 July 2012 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
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.
The expansiveness of the design site at Freshkills Park presents the opportunity to power the equivalent of hundreds or even thousands of homes with the artwork. The stunning beauty of the reclaimed landscape and the dramatic backdrop of the Manhattan skyline provide an opportune setting from which to be inspired. Freshkills Park offers the perfect environment to showcase the immense potential of aesthetically interesting renewable energy installations for sustainable urban planning.
The monetary prize award will not guarantee a commission for construction; however, LAGI will work with stakeholders both locally (NYC) and internationally to pursue possibilities for implementation of the most pragmatic and aesthetic LAGI designs.

Jury
Bjarke Ingels (BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group)
Dr. Henry Kelly (Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy)
Jean Gardner (Associate Professor of Social Ecological History, Parsons New School, School of Constructed Environments)
Alice Aycock (Public Design Commission of the City of New York)
Eric Shiner (Director, The Andy Warhol Museum)
Patricia Watts & Amy Lipton (ecoartspace)
Melanie Cohn (Executive Director, Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island)
Steven Grillo (Staten Island Economic Development Corporation)
Peter Yeadon (Partner, Decker Yeadon)
Eloise Hirsh (Freshkills Park Administrator, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation)
Phil Gleason (Assistant Commissioner for Waste Management Engineering, NYC Department of Sanitation)
Anne Guiney (Executive Director, Institute for Urban Design)
James Corner (james corner field operations)

Prize
First Place: $15,000 (USD)
Second Place: $4,000 (USD)
Determination of the FOR HIGH SCHOOLS prize ($1,000USD) shall be made by the Competition administrative team (SCE).

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Four (4) A1 size layout pages and one (1) 1,500-word maximum written description

Timetable
Selection of winning entry: AUGUST 30, 2012
Announcement of winner and award ceremony and exhibition: OCTOBER 2012

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Society for Cultural Exchange

Official Website
http://www.landartgenerator.org/index.html