The biennial LAGI competition seeks the most innovative proposals for large-scale, public art installations that are capable of producing clean energy in sites across the world, from Copenhagen and Glasgow, to Santa Monica, California and Willimantic, Connecticut. In this latest edition, hundreds of participants from over 50 countries submitted designs for St. Kilda Triangle in Melbourne. Now, the LAGI jury has narrowed down the competition to a shortlist of 25 entries.
“The submissions for LAGI 2018 have met with our extraordinarily high expectations,” commented Jodi Newcombe, Carbon Arts founder and LAGI 2018 regional director.
The winning teams will be announced during a LAGI exhibition launch at Fed Square in Melbourne on October 11. Although there is no guarantee that any of the projects will be realized, the shortlist intends to inspire the St. Kilda community with how the Triangle’s masterplan can become net-zero carbon, while also fostering innovation in sustainability and public art.
“We really need things that will link people between the world we know and the world we know we need,” says Guy Abrahams, CLIMARTE co-founder and LAGI 2018 jury member. “My hope is that the winning design will display imagination, creativity, and technical know-how, but also is something which, given the appropriate support, could actually be built.”
In no particular order, here are the shortlisted projects: