LAGI 2018 is being sponsored and hosted by the State of Victoria,
and held for a site in Melbourne, Australia.
Through the vision and sponsorship of the State of Victoria the LAGI 2018 competition comes to Melbourne!
LAGI 2018 will be open to anyone around the world, and will invite artists, designers, scientists, engineers, and others to submit proposals for large-scale and site-specific public art installations that generate clean energy for a site in Melbourne. The design brief is being carefully crafted with local partners to align with the strategic plans and cultural context of the local site, the city, and the region.
The Design Brief will be available on January 5, 2018
LAGI 2018 Partners
The City of Port Phillip
LAGI 2018 Schedule
January 5, 2018
LAGI 2018 competition opens and design guidelines available
Selection & jury process
Winners & shortlist contacted
Award ceremony, exhibition, and book launch held in
Through the leadership of the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP), Victoria is setting an example for the world with a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. Melbourne, already one of the most sustainable cities in the world, is targeting net-zero by 2020.
The Victoria State Renewable Energy Action Plan outlines the steps that the government is taking to ensure a smooth and equitable transition to a thriving post-carbon economy. LAGI is delighted to be one small part of that vision within the context of Action 13, "Supporting important artistic and cultural sustainability events."
How much of the clean energy infrastructure required to attain these goals will be implemented within urban areas, and what is the impact of these new installations on our constructed and natural environments? How can solar and wind energy be integrated into public spaces in ways that educate, inspire, and are responsive to the history, culture, and nature of place?
Melbourne has a rich tradition of ambitious and creative public projects aimed towards advancing sustainable development, and the LAGI competition, which brings together multiple disciplines to take on complex problems, is a perfect fit for this vibrant city of arts and culture.
(complete list of jurors will be announced in January 2018)
CEO & Co-Founder
NRDC Manager, Art Partnerships & Events
Natural Resources Defense Council
William L. Fox
Victorian Government Architect
Dr Beatriz Cristina Maturana
Founder of Architects for Peace, Academic Director at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Chile
Kim Herforth Nielsen
Founder and Creative Director