Public Art of the Sustainable City: STEM to STEAM

Presenter: Land Art Generator Initiative - Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monolan
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Session Description: 
The founders of the Land Art Generator Initiative will provide an introduction to the LAGI 2015/2016 Youth Design Prize and Toolkit for Educators. Let's collaborate to solve the critical issues of the 21st century by taking a positive and empowered approach. The LAGI project is showing that public art and design can be used for social empowerment, STEM to STEAM education, and can help provide real solutions to climate change that enhance the beauty of public space. Working together we can build a global community of young people who are inspired and equipped to design the landscape of our clean energy future.
Presenter Bio:
The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) asks people around the world to conceive of large-scale site-specific public art installations that uniquely combine art with renewable energy technologies for utility-scale clean energy generation. We’ve successfully held design competitions around the world in Dubai (2010), New York City (2012), Copenhagen (2014), and will host Los Angeles in 2016. These have created a portfolio of over 600 design ideas for the sustainable city. LAGI has now begun to reach beyond an audience of professionals and is engaging youth around the world with STEAM programming through a Youth STEAM Design Prize, Toolkits, Art+Energy Camp, and more.