Land Art Generator Initiative 2018

Every two years this international design competition provides an opportunity for creative minds around the world to reflect on the nature of energy infrastructures and what they can aspire to be in their built form.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Art, Installation
Country Melbourne, Australia
Registration Deadline 6 May 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 6 May 2018 (via Online)
Eligibility All

When the State of Victoria reached out to us to inquire about the potential to host LAGI 2018 in Melbourne, we knew that we were in for something new and exciting. Through the leadership of the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP), Victoria is setting an example for the world with a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. Melbourne, already one of the most sustainable cities in the world, is targeting net-zero by 2020.
How much of the clean energy infrastructure required to attain these goals will be implemented within urban areas, and what is the impact of these new installations on our constructed and natural environments? How can solar and wind energy be integrated into public spaces in ways that educate, inspire, and are responsive to the history, culture, and nature of place?
Melbourne has a 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, is a perfect t for this vibrant city of arts and culture.
Every two years, the Land Art Generator presents a new design challenge to the world through our open-call competition. We ask you to think about our relationship to energy, the design of renewable energy power plants, and how they can be considered culturally as works of art in public space.

Guy Abrahams, CEO & Co-Founder, CLIMARTE
Charles Anderson, Senior Lecturer, Landscape Architecture, RMIT University, Director, CAStudios / SAALA
Elizabeth Corr, NRDC Manager, Art Partnerships & Events, Natural Resources Defense Council
Simon Corbell, Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate
William L. Fox, Director, Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art
Jill Garner, Victorian Government Architect
Dr Beatriz Cristina Maturana, Founder of Architects for Peace, Academic Director at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Chile
Kim Herforth Nielsen, Founder and Creative Director, 3XN Architects
Martijn Wilder AM, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

First Place: $16,000 (USD)
Second Place: $5,000 (USD)
One representative of the first and second place winning teams will be flown to Melbourne, Australia for the award ceremony and exhibition opening.

Entry Fee

Winners & shortlist contacted: July 2018
Award ceremony, exhibition, and book launch held at Fed Square in Melbourne, Australia: October 2018

Past winners

Society for Cultural Exchange

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