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Inclusion Artwork from "Inclusive Cities, Inclusive Society" press release.

Quito, October 18, 2016

As part of activities related to the conference United Nations HABITAT III, held in the city of Quito, Ecuador; the Global Network on Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) is hosting an exciting and unique live aerial human art project directed by internationally renowned artist, producer and activist John Quigley (Spectral Q). 

This live project, “INCLUSION: A Vision for Unity at HABITAT III”, will include brief speeches at 3pm and aerial images of hundreds of people, with and without disabilities, of all ages. The participants will come together to form the word INCLUSION as a defining image of the Habitat Conference. 

"This presentation shows how inclusive urban development can lead to the creation of smart cities as accessible places for all, with direct benefits to the economy, tourism and local communities" said Dr. Victor Pineda, representative of the DIAUD and President of World ENABLED.

The event on Tuesday, 18th October 2016 will be held from 3pm the Park El Ejido next to the HABITAT 3 venue. Volunteer participants, including students with and without disabilities will join with HABITAT III representatives, meeting at the circle stone-paved area in the park near the Sircasiana arch/gate.

This event has been made possible thanks to the support of the Ford Foundation.

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