LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch

We create unique educational programming for all LAGI design competitions. In the past this has included our Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies, 2014 Art+Energy Flash Cards, 2016 Youth Design Challenge, 2018 POWER Art+ Energy Card Game, the 2019 "Solve the Climate Puzzle"—puzzle and card game, and much more!

LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch will reach a local, regional, and international audience through unique educational materials, workshops for people of all ages, exhibitions, and more.

Programming will leverage existing LAGI materials from previous years’ competitions for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) education and project-based learning, and also incorporate new materials based on the themes of LAGI 2020. Within the framework of these events, participants will enjoy imagining their own ideas for regenerative artwork designed within the context of local landscapes and ecosystems.

LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch will engage with Gerlach School during the month of April 2020 for “STEAM month.” LAGI directors, Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry will stay in Gerlach for the month in order to provide hands on STEAM project based learning with a built Solar Mural artwork outcome. We will coordinate guest lecturers in the fields of science, engineering, energy, art, and more. Building on materials that we’ve developed over the last decade we will design a curriculum that is unique to Gerlach and the surrounding area.

The work will culminate into a design for a Land Art Generator Solar Mural artwork, which will be installed in September of 2020 immediately following the closing of Burning Man.

Students will document their process through photography and writing and will work with us to design and print a small booklet of outcomes.

The curriculum for STEAM month at Gerlach School will be developed with a mind towards becoming a Green Box that will be further developed with the Desert Research Institute. The idea is that this content will live on as a legacy project that will be used state-wide in the Nevada educational system for years to come.

La Monarca, Land Art Generator Solar Mural Artwork by Cruz Ortiz.
Art Directed by Penelope Boyer. In partnership with EPIcenter. San Antonio, Texas, 2017. Shown here installed at the San Antonio Zoo.

LAGI 2020


LAGI books have been published with Prestel, Hirmer, and Page One Publishing. LAGI 2010 Dubai/Abu Dhabi: The Time is Now, LAGI 2012 Freshkills Park: Regenerative Infrastructures, LAGI 2014 Copenhagen: New Energies, LAGI 2016 Santa Monica: Powering Places, LAGI 2018 Melbourne: Energy Overlays, and LAGI 2019 Abu Dhabi: Return to the Source (cover shown below), have had broad international distribution and are often used in university studios around the world.

The top submissions from LAGI 2020 will be featured in a similar publication. Design by Schifino Design. Edited by Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian, LAGI Founding Directors.

field guide to renewable energy technologY

second edition (2019)

The future we would like to see is one in which we are surrounded by the most diverse ecosystem of renewable energy technologies and landscapes, each a reflection of local culture and context.

In this future, where you will be surrounded by beautiful renewable energy generators, you will surely need a guidebook in order to know if that thing that you find so beautiful is a semiconductor-based artificial photosynthetic cell, a piezoelectric generator, a triboelectric fabric, or a dye-sensitized solar cell.

What is the future that you would like to see?

Use this guide and design your own renewable energy landscapes!   Free Download