Habitat III The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. 17 – 20 October 2016, Quito – Ecuador.

19. REDiscovering The City

Art And Citizens Participation

FundaciĆ³n Somos Ecuador

Location: El Ejido Park, near 10 de Agosto Ave.

The project includes activities taking place in the El Ejido Park to promote the use of public spaces and the development of alternative sustainable practices in Quito through a series of interventions, of playful and educational nature, to promote coexistence and citizen participation, generating the appropriation of public space within an urban circuit connecting the Conference venue with the city. This proposal claims the public space as a meeting space and citizens as the protagonists of the city. Through the establishment of the New Agenda Urbana the project seeks to renew the global commitment to sustainable development, focusing on creating and strengthening effective citizen participation. The legacy of the intervention will be the promotion of a responsible local community ready to fully enjoy the city and its public spaces.

Activities