Why Land Art Generator in Scotland?

Video from the Test Unit Pecha Kucha at the Whisky Bond, Glasgow, July 2016, which provides a context for LAGI Glasgow.  Thanks to TAKTAL for the opportunity.

Off-grid electrification

Working with Community Energy Scotland on the Land Art Generator Glasgow project has led to discussions about Local Energy Grids. Reading Prof Paul Younger's book on Energy highlighted the real challenges of putting renewables together with our existing national grid. The limitations of the national grid have driven remote Scottish communities to develop proposals for local grids to enable them to make full use... Continue Reading →

Ben’s Strategy Blog: Art+Renewables Connections – Creative Carbon Scotland

At last week’s Beautiful Renewables Practical Workshop, two interesting ideas arose that support one of Creative Carbon Scotland’s main aims: to encourage and support more cross-fertilisation between the arts and cultural sector and others working on sustainability. (I hesitate to call it the ‘sustainability sector’ because it is so broad and all-encompassing: renewables, low-carbon technologies, energy... Continue Reading →

We need a Percent for Art for Energy

Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, Directors of the Land Art Generator Initiative, reflect on another aspect to emerge from the 'Beautiful Renewables' workshop hosted by Creative Carbon Scotland. Cities that recognize the value of arts and culture have long benefited from percent for art programs. It has become expected (and in many cases required) for... Continue Reading →

Green Tease: Land Art Generator Initiative – Creative Carbon Scotland

What would a renewable energy project for Glasgow look like if the design process was led by artists, architects, landscape architects, and urban planners, working in collaboration with engineers? Over the past ten months, three interdisciplinary design teams have worked together on proposals for a new renewable energy generation site in Port Dundas, Glasgow in association... Continue Reading →

LAGI Glasgow at The Lighthouse 9 June-29 July

Scotland on Sunday features the Land Art Generator Glasgow exhibition, opening at The Lighthouse, Glasgow on 9 June. Name checks for Wind Forest - ZM Architecture, Dalziel + Scullion, Ian Nicol of Qmulus and Peter Yeadon of Yeadon Space Agency, previous LAGI participant who joined the Scottish team; Watergaw - ERZ Landscape Architecture, Alec Finlay... Continue Reading →

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