Studied Impact's principal team, Elizabeth Monoian & Robert Ferry, are also the co-founders of the Land Art Generator Initiative. LAGI's 2010 design competition for sites in Dubai and Abu Dhabi has been documented in The Time is Now: Public Art for the Sustainable City.
In 2010, the Land Art Generator Initiative held its first international design competition to explore the various facets of renewable energy's beauty. Artists, architects, engineers and scientists from around the world worked together to design power plants that would function not only as infrastructure for clean energy production, but also as conceptually powerful works of art for the United Arab Emirates. This book presents the best of the entries, the winners of which were chosen by an international jury. The aim is to actualise public art that fulfills its societal role while pushing the boundaries of technology—progress at peace with the natural world.
The Time is Now: Public Art for the Sustainable Citycan be purchased through bookstores around the world, or at Page One Group.