Elizabeth Monoian & Robert Ferry

Elizabeth Monoian & Robert Ferry
Founding Co-Directors of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)

Elizabeth Monoian is the founding co-director of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI). In this role, she is developing global partnerships between private and public entities around interdisciplinary projects that address issues of climate and sustainability through the lens of creativity. She works closely with cities, universities, corporations, arts organizations, and community groups to design customized approaches to renewable energy installations. She has published, exhibited, and presented globally on the aesthetics of renewable energy and the role of art in providing solutions to climate change. Under her leadership, LAGI has received multiple National Endowment for the Arts grants and has been awarded the J.M.K. Innovation Prize, a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. She holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Her publications include Regenerative Infrastructures, The Time Is Now: Public Art of the Sustainable City, New Energies, Powering Places, Energy Overlays, and A Field Guide to Renewable Energy. Robert Ferry is the founding co-director of the Land Art Generator Initiative and Studied Impact Design. His architectural focus is on designing places that achieve complete harmony with their local and global environments and with the people who use them. Robert has had the privilege to design and work on a wide range of net-zero and LEED-certified developments, from single-family residential through $500 million mixed-use projects including Project 1 at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. Robert is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a LEED BD+C accredited licensed architect. As co-director of LAGI he has received multiple National Endowment for the Arts grants and has been awarded the J.M.K. Innovation Prize, a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. His publications include Regenerative Infrastructures, The Time Is Now: Public Art of the Sustainable City, New Energies, Powering Places, Energy Overlays, and A Field Guide to Renewable Energy.

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