Boswell, McKay and Shimmel Shortlisted for 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Competition

Knowlton landscape architecture alumni Ian Mackay (MLA ’14) and David Shimmel (MLA ’13), and Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Jacob Boswell’s collaborative submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) was shortlisted for the competition’s final prize. The shortlist honor means that Mackay, Shimmel and Boswell’s entry was selected as one of the top 25 out of more than 300 international submissions. The Knowlton team’s entry, SUNBATH, will be included in the book New Energies, to be published in October, and will be featured in an exhibition opening October 3 at the Danish Design Center in Copenhagen.

The LAGI 2014 exists to bring together “artists, architects, scientists, landscape architects, engineers, and others in a first of its kind collaboration. The goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative is to see to the design and construction of public art installations that uniquely combine aesthetics with utility-scale clean energy generation. The works will serve to inspire and educate while they provide renewable power to thousands of homes around the world.” Competitors were asked to “design and construct public art installations that have the added benefit of large scale clean energy generation. Each sculpture will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid, with each having the potential to provide power for hundreds to thousands of homes around the world.”

For more information, visit the LAGI competition website.

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