LAGI heads to Copenhagen for 2014

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LAGI ideas competition will be held in Copenhagen for 2014. Previously LAGI was held in New York in 2012 and UAE in 2010, with the recent announcement by The Land Art Generator Initiative and Refshaleøen Holding that the LAGI 2014 ideas competition will be held in Copenhagen in partnership with IT University of CopenhagenRefshaleøen HoldingAlbertslund MunicipalityDanish Architecture CentreInformation Studies at Aarhus University, and Alexandra Institute. The design guidelines will launched January, 2014.

What if our cities were powered by artfully designed clean energy generators? Is there an important role for public art to play in the new smart city?

The site—Refshaleøen—at its height, was a shipyard that employed 8,000 individuals and is poised to be an important area for new development within the city. The rich historical context of the site, and its place in Copenhagen’s future will inform the design proposals. And the view to the site from the Langelinie and the cherished statue of the Little Mermaid provides a beautiful canvas on which to create.

LAGI 2014 CPH will invite interdisciplinary teams from around the world to submit their ideas for what the infrastructure art of sustainable cities looks like. The challenge will be to envision public art that provides renewable energy to the grid, integrates with smart city data monitoring, cleans the surrounding air, and in other ways provides ecologically symbiotic services to the people of Copenhagen.

The Design Guidelines will be released on January 1, 2014 and the competition will close in May of 2014. The award ceremony and exhibition will be in Copenhagen in the fall of 2014 at the Danish Architecture Centre and on site at Refshaleøen. Various community events will be held Copenhagen in collaboration with project partners.

Jurors (Preliminary List – more announced on January 2014)

Tina Saaby
City Architect of Copenhagen

Lars Aagaard
Director, Danish Energy Association

Gustavo Ribeiro
Danish Architecture Centre

Christian Herskind
CEO, Refshaleøen Holding A/S

Steen Christiansen
Mayor, Albertslund Municipality

Else Marie Bukdahl, Dr. Phil.
Danish Art Historian, Ålborg University

Jason F. McLennan
CEO, International Living Future Institute

Sharon Chang
CEO and Founder, Yoxi; NYU Trustee

More information available at  LAGI 2014