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Updated: Jan 16, 2020


The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) and Burning Man Project have joined forces and launched an open call for artists, architects , scientists, environmentalists, activists and the general public to propose artworks that engage with the environment and at the same time provide solutions for shelter, energy and food in the new Burning Man's experimental and permanent location, Fly Ranch.

The a multi-disciplinary design challenge, LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch, will create the foundational infrastructure of Fly Ranch. The project is open to everyone everywhere and seeks creative solutions to systems of energy, water, food, shelter, and regeneration.

The jury is composed as follows:

  • David de Rothschild: Explorer and environmentalist

  • Nadia Nazar: Zero Hour, Founder, Co-Executive Director, and Art Director

  • Matt Forkin: Google X, Hardware Engineer; Wilderness skills expert

  • Walter Hood: Landscape and Public Artist, Founder of Hood Design Studio

  • William Kamkwamba: Founder, Moving Windmills

  • David Walker: CEO, Nevada Museum of Art; Burning Man Board Member

  • Will Roger: Founding Board Member, Burning Man Project

  • Crimson Rose: Founding Board Member, Burning Man Project

  • Jason Schupbach: Head of Design, Arizona State University

  • Darien Sturges: Ellen MacArthur Foundation

  • Michelle Tulac: Ellen MacArthur Foundation

  • Stacey Black: Assistant Principal and Teacher, Gerlach K–12

  • Christian Gaines: Executive Director, Western States Arts Federation

  • Heather Gayle Holdridge: LEED Fellow, Sustainability Director, Lake|Flato Architects

  • Melissa Melero-Moose: Artist

  • Chip Thomas: Artist, Activist, Physician

  • Victor Pérez-Rul: Artist and Founder, Studio Victor Pérez-Rul; LAGI Board Member

  • Rina Schumer: Asst VP of Academic and Faculty Affairs, Desert Research Institute

  • Dave Solaro: Assistant County Manager, Washoe County

  • Kate Thomas: Assistant County Manager, Washoe County

  • Yodassa Williams: Writer, entrepreneur, speaker, and performing storyteller

  • Zachary Coffin: ArtistKyle Whyte: Professor and Timnick Chair, Michigan State University

  • Amiya Gonzalez: Pyramid Lake High School Student

  • Patrick John: Water Quality Technician, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

On November 2019 I participated on my first board of directors meeting with LAGI. I was very excited to find a place where the joint between art, energy, architecture, landscaping and public space is a motor to think about the future of cities, energy and nature. The LAGI-Fly Ranch call is my first active and substantial involvement in this project that I've been following for about 10 years. I'm really looking forward.

November 2019, Pittsburgh, USA. Part of LAGI board of directors at the Phipps botanical gardens and conservatory.


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