In addition to the creative ideas in our program, discover art installations throughout SXSW Eco.

You'll find all of the below installations in the Austin Convention Center for SXSW Eco. Find even more creative art and design installations from Place by Design Finalists at Brush Square Park October 10-12, see them all here.

59 Parks Print Series by National Poster Retrospecticus

59 Parks Print Series

In celebration of the National Park Service centennial, the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series honors our conservation heritage through visually stunning fine art screen prints. An open edition 18" x 24" screen printed poster will be issued for all 59 US National Parks, each one designed by a prominent poster artist. The entire print collection will be archived in the US Library of Congress. See ten of the collection's most popular prints at SXSW Eco, and follow along as they continue to be released.

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59 Parks

Location

Third Floor Palazzo
9:00am-6:00pm daily

Plastic Planet by Calder Kamin

Calder Kamin: Plastic Planet

Plastic is everywhere. Just how omnipresent it has become animates Plastic Planet, a new series by multi media artist, Calder Kamin on view during SXSW Eco. Kamin creates a whimsical menagerie of colorful animals and flowers crafted entirely of plastic bags and recycled foam. As a mission driven artist, Calder Kamin seeks to spark curiosity and encourage discussion about our rapidly changing environment.

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Calder Kamin

Location

SXSW Eco Bookstore, Press Check In + Panelist Green Room
9:00am-6:00pm daily

Farmer + Fisherman by Jason Houston

Farmer & Fisherman: An Experiential Documentary Installation

Photojournalist Jason Houston works at the intersection of social and environmental issues. His recent collaborations with Rare on watershed programs in Colombia and fisheries programs in Philippines include a 3-channel video art installation documenting life in these ecologically critical regions. This ‘experiential documentary’ combines still photography aesthetics and photo essay narrative with moving pictures and immersive audio to offer unfiltered — sometimes familiar — experiences as observed throughout the day-to-day activities of people like Colombian farmer Manuel and Filipino fisherman Rodel.

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Jason Houston

Presented by Rare

Location

Exhibit Hall 1, Activation Area
9:00am-6:00pm daily

Infinity Helmet by Dustin White

Infinity Helmet

Infinity Helmet is an interactive wearable prototype that creates an immersive virtual and physical experience to change how users socially interact and receive information at cultural events. See Infinity Helmet designer Dustin White present the project in Place by Design's Speculative + Prototyping category.

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DW Design + Fabrication

Location

Exhibit Hall 1, Lounge
9:00am-6:00pm daily

Kacper Kowalski

Kacper Kowalski

This year, between our sessions and Keynotes, we will showcase the work of Polish fine-art photographer Kacper Kowalski. He gave up a career as an architect to pursue flying and photography. With an architect's exacting eye for composition, structure and symmetry, Kowalski turns everyday locations into ethereal visions that capture the tension between natural and man-made beauty. His second show in the U.S. opens next month in New York City at The Curator Gallery. This selection was curated by Bill Shapiro.

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Kacper Kowalski

Viewed between sessions and the daily Keynotes

LAGI 2016

Land Art Generator Initiative 2016: Powering Places

Take a walk through the beautiful landscapes of our post-carbon future at the Powering Places exhibition at SXSW Eco and discover how design responses to climate change can also make our cities more vibrant and wonderful places to live. The 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition (LAGI 2016) challenges creatives around the world to conceive of site-specific works of civic art that use renewable energy technologies as their medium.

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LAGI 2016

Location

Registration, Exhibit Hall 1
9:00am-6:00pm daily

Land Color Study Detail by Hattie Smith Lindsley

LAND COLOR STUDY | 30 FT Texas

This painting is designed to explore the relationship between time and place, travel and observation, immobility and velocity. As viewers absorb this landscape are they traveling or exploring one place? Are they daydreaming on I10 or eyeing a sotol and it’s brilliance against the alpine prairie? This work is a color study, a race of accuracy and observation during quickly changing lighting conditions, but also living conditions.

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Hattie Lindsley

Location

Exhibit Hall 1
9:00am-6:00pm daily

SERRIFORM by Igor Siddiqui + Nerea Feliz

SERRIFORM, the SXSW Eco Backdrops

Serriform is a family of 8 stage backdrops featuring digitally fabricated columns and robotically spray-painted surfaces. The installation explores the effects of serial variation in architecture and as such focuses on novel relationships between repetition and difference enabled by new technologies. Named for the serrated edges that define the silhouette of each column, the project is also inspired by an iconic furniture piece – Ettore Sottsass’s Adesso Peró bookcase – the form of which was interpreted through the lens of digital design. With adaptability in mind, Serriform was designed to also function as a self-supporting shelving and partition system in the future.

Designed by

Igor Siddiqui and Nerea Feliz in partnership with UTSOA

Location

Keynote, Competition and panel room stages.
9:00am-6:00pm daily

XYZ Atlas by Jennifer Chenoweth

XYZ ATLAS

Combining art, technology, emotions and our experience of place, XYZ Atlas is an interactive and collaborative public art project that visualizes how we are connected – to one another and to our surroundings. The XYZ Atlas in the Austin Convention Center complements the larger installation in Brush Square Park. See artist Jennifer Chenoweth present the XYZ Atlas in Place by Design: Art + Interaction.

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XYZ Atlas

Location

First Floor Palazzo
9:00am-6:00pm daily