Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian are the founding co-directors of the Land Art Generator, a non-profit that supports the design and implementation of renewable energy infrastructures as works of civic art and creative placemaking. Robert is a LEED accredited, licensed architect, and a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Elizabeth holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
The Land Art Generator works with communities around the world to design installations that actively support climate solutions by integrating sustainable infrastructure as the medium for creative and cultural expression. Through open design competitions for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New York City, Copenhagen, Santa Monica, Melbourne, and Nevada the Land Art Generator has inspired over 1,000 designs from 80+ countries. Participatory design projects include Land Art Generator Solar Mural artworks in San Antonio, co-designing culturally relevant clean energy solutions with Maasai women in Olorgesailie Kenya, working with West Virginia coal miners on destination energy landscapes, and more.
Their publications include The Time is Now: Public Art of the Sustainable City (Page One Publishing), Regenerative Infrastructures (Prestel Publishing), New Energies (Prestel Publishing), Powering Places (Prestel Publishing), Energy Overlays (Hirmer Publishing), Return to the Source (Prestel Publishing), and A Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies.
Partners and supporters include Masdar Abu Dhabi, City of New York, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Copenhagen, European Union Commission on Climate Action, City of Santa Monica, J.M. Kaplan Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Capital Region of Denmark, Danish Design Centre, US Green Building Council, the City of Glasgow, the State of Victoria (Australia), Carbon Arts, Creative Carbon Scotland, Climarte, Burning Man Project, Arizona State University (GIOS), and many others.
Header image information:
Beyond the Wave
A submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Copenhagen
Jaesik Lim, Ahyoung Lee, Sunpil Choi, Dohyoung Kim, Hoeyoung Jung, Jaeyeol Kim, Hansaem Kim (Heerim Architects & Planners)
organic photovoltaic (OPV), kinetic harvesting (piezoelectric)