Recently, the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) announced that it was heading to Melbourne, Australia for the 2018 competition. Through the support of the state government (Victoria) including the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP) the LAGI 2018 competition will have the theme of ENERGY OVERLAYS. Melbourne, already one of the most sustainable cities in the world, is targeting net-zero by 2020.
Melbourne has a rich 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 fit for this vibrant city of arts and culture.
LAGI 2018 will be open to anyone around the world, and will invite artists, designers, scientists, engineers, and others to submit proposals for large-scale and site-specific public art installations that generate clean energy for a site in Melbourne. The design brief is being carefully crafted with local partners to align with the strategic plans and cultural context of the local site, the city, and the region.
LAGI 2018 competition opens and design guidelines available will be available from January 5, 2018. More information at LAGI 2018
Editor – As a Melbournian I look forward to seeing the competition entries and winner in July, 2018