Terra Preta : bioenergy, soil restoration, urban agriculture, art algorithm

Ozgun, Kaan, Feher, Kylie Michelle, Fernando, Ruwan, & Weir, Ian (2012) Terra Preta : bioenergy, soil restoration, urban agriculture, art algorithm. [Design/Architectural Work]

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The 2010 LAGI competition was held on three underutilized sites in the United Arab Emirates. By choosing Staten Island, New York in 2012 the competition organises have again brought into question new roles for public open space in the contemporary city. In the case of the UEA sites, the competition produced many entries which aimed to create a sculpture and by doing so, they attracted people to the selected empty spaces in an arid climate. In a way these proposals were the incubators and the new characters of these empty spaces. The competition was thus successful at advancing understandings of the expanded role of public open spaces in EAU and elsewhere. LAGI 2012 differs significantly to the UAE program because Fresh Kills Park has already been planned as a public open space for New Yorkers - with or without these clean energy sculptures. Furthermore, Fresh Kills Park is already an (gas) energy generating site in its own right. We believe Fresh Kills Park, as a site, presents a problem which somewhat transcends the aims of the competition brief. Advancing a sustainable urban design proposition for the site therefore requires a fundamental reconsideration of the established paradigms public open space. Hence our strategy is to not only create an energy generating, site specific art work, but to create synergy between the public and the site engagement while at the same time complement the idiosyncrasies of the pre-existing engineered landscape. Current PhD research about energy generation in public open spaces informs this work.

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ID Code: 53584
Item Type: Creative Work (Design/Architectural Work)
Refereed: No
Additional Information: This practice-led research was a successful submission from the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition and was selected for publication in the book, Regenerative Infrastructures (Freshkills Park, NYC) : Land Art Generator Initiative.
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
  • Hans Erken
  • Pacific Pyrolysis
Funders: Queensland University of Technology
Material: Digital drawings on panels; Book Chapter
Measurements or Duration: A1 paper size; one page of book
Number of Pieces: 4; 1 page
Published Source: Regenerative Infrastructures (Freshkills Park, NYC) : Land Art Generator Initiative
Publisher: Prestel Verleg, Munich
Location: From date: To date:
http://landartgenerator.org/LAGI-2012/ 2013-06-26 2013-08-30
The Arsenal Gallery (Book Launch) 2013-06-26 2013-06-26
Greater and Greener Parks Conference: Re-Imagining Parks for 21st Century Cities 2012-07-14 2012-07-17
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Keywords: Energy generation, Public Space, Social change, Bioenergy, Parametric design, Public art
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Landscape Architecture (120107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Design (120508)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2013 22:58
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 22:35

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