Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian - Land Art Generator Initiative
Colin Robertson - Nevada Museum of Art
Emily McDonald-Williams - Desert Research Institute
So much of the climate debate has focused on the negative consequences of inaction—the apocalyptic scenarios that come from exceeding two degrees. This story has led many of us to a path of climate despair. How do we overcome the gloom and doom and convert apathy into determination and inspiration? This is where artists and designers can be superheroes in the fight against climate change. By telling a positive story of the beauty and greatness of a world that has moved beyond combusting dirty fossil fuel for energy we can spark a sense of desire in the public imagination.
The co-founders of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) share a range of projects that merge participatory design, art in public space, and regenerative technologies in order to bring forward a hopeful, engaging, and inspiring vision of a culturally vibrant post-carbon world. From global design competitions to project-based STEAM programming LAGI has influenced thousands to design a world that we can all desire.