Panel Discussion: Beyond Aesthetics


This event has been postponed till further notice. 


Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

525 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013




Hosted by LACI in collaboration with Art In Residence 

As we move away from extractive processes and toward clean technologies, it is vital to assess not only the hugely beneficial aspects of clean energy resources such as solar, but also the unintended feedback loop that accompanies the development of new technology and disruption of land in any form. 

This panel discussion concentrates on questions of the consumption, access and impact of solar technology. Centered around the proliferation of solar fields in Antelope Valley, we will discuss ecological and community-based thoughts and concerns around this changing landscape, the life-cycle of technologies, and ways in which local impact may be mitigated.

Initiated by Solar Field, a public art project by Nathaniel Ancheta (pictured below), the panel will also consider how ecological artworks such as this may contribute to dialogue and solutions in times of ecological crisis.





Nathaniel Ancheta; Artist

Jean Rhyne; State Park Interpreter for the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Debarshi Das; Director of Energy, LACI