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Land Art, Renewable Energy, and Aesthetics

Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry. Photo by Joanna Totolici

Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry. Photo by Joanna Totolici

Situated along the Medina River on San Antonio’s far South Side, the Land Heritage Institute (LHI) is a “living land museum,” preserving 1,200 acres for archaeological, cultural (there’s some contemporary art in there!), environmental, historical, and recreational learning experiences. LHI is also a co-sponsor of an interesting presentation tomorrow evening, July 19, at 7:30pm at the Center for Architecture (1344 South Flores, San Antonio).

Robert Ferry will talk about the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), a nonprofit he co-founded with Elizabeth Monoian. Designed to “educate and inspire people about the potential for renewable energy generation,” the Pittsburgh-based organization’s signature initiative is a biennial international design competition that tasks interdisciplinary teams (combining artists, architects, scientists and engineers) with creating large-scale, site-specific public art works that enhance the environment and increase livability. The presentation is entitled “The Aesthetics of Renewable Energy.”

Both the Land Art Generator Initiative and LHI’s Land Museum in San Antonio sound pretty fascinating. For an enlightening article about LHI, go here. To access LAGI’s website (or to apply to the competition), go here.

also by Paula Newton
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