The Land Art Generator Initiative is one of our favorite things. A bi-annual design competition, LAGI encourages the construction of public art installations that also feed clean energy into the local utility grid. Previous competitions have been held in Dubai, Copenhagen and New York City.
Inspired by the California drought crisis, this year's competition in Santa Monica asked designers to incorporate a new twist -- installations that also produce clean drinking water. When art meets science, interesting things always happen. Here we look at ten proposals from the 2016 LAGI competition. Winners will be announced in October -- check the LAGI website for details and updates.
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