WISE Public Lecture: The Aesthetics of Renewable Energy: Designing a Post Carbon Culture

Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

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In partnership with the Waterloo Public Library, WISE is pleased to present this second opportunity to attend a free public lecture with Land Art Generator Initiative Co-Founders Elizabeth Monoian & Robert Ferry.


The great global energy transition that is required to stem the tide of climate change will have an impact on our built environment and our visual landscapes like no other technical shift since the automobile. Rather than ask the public to sacrifice the aesthetic of our cities to a monoculture of solar panels and wind turbines, the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) presents new energy infrastructures that are expressions of local culture and that strive to enhance the beauty of cities and landscapes. LAGI artworks provide new opportunities to policy makers, developers, and city planners—renewable energy installations that are place making tools, economic development drivers, and educational venues to inspire the public about the beauty of our future post-carbon culture of stewardship.