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

39. Andoteca of The Park

Art Citizen´s Participation Education And Culture

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) - Instituto Latinoamericano De Investigaciones Sociales (ILDIS)

Location: Gabriela Mistral Park, Reina Victoria St. and Luis Cordero St.

The project consists in building five metal bookshelves inside the Gabriela Mistral Park to be filled at first by the project, and then by citizens that will be free to take and read the books. The idea is to start a book exchange promoting culture and education in public places and providing access for everyone to the books shared by the community. The neighbors are invited to share their favorite books, putting them in the bookshelf correspondent to their genre. All kinds of literature are welcome although the Andoteca is mostly dedicated to children. The Andoteca will be inaugurated on the 16th of October with the presentation of the book “Hábitats justos, diversos y participativos – Contribuciones ciudadanas para solucionar desafíos urbanos” published by FES-ILDIS.

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