Maskbook in Quito at UN-Habitat III

Mrs. Sheila Sri Prakash, Founder and Chief Architect, Shilpa Architects Planners Designers was invited to participate in Maskbook project, organized by Art of Change 21.

In partnership with the UN Environment, Maskbook organized a series of workshops, exhibitions and artistic activities promoting sustainable lifestyles and green urban living. It is the first committed, creative and international action of its kind to reflect on the link between health, pollution and climate. 

  • 15th of October 2016 – A giant Maskbook mask-making workshop for the inhabitants of Quito, in collaboration with local artists and the upcycling network FUIreciclado was organized in partnership with UN Environment and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).
  • 16th to the 20th of October – Visitors were encouraged to create their own ‘’e-masks’’ with the Maskbook mobile application that was available through a selfie-booth located in the space of the World Health Organization (WHO) and CCAC, specially designed for the Breathe Life campaign.
  • 17th to the 20th of October – Exhibition of masks expressly created for the United Nations by world-renowned architects, expressing through these creations their vision of the sustainable city.

Click here to view the Mask created by Mrs. Sheila Sri Prakash and to learn more about the Maskbook program

About Art of Change 21:

The association Art of Change 21 is the first initiative in the world to bring together art, social entrepreneurship and the youth movement.

With Olafur Eliasson and Tristan Lecomte as its patrons, Art of Change 21 unites 21 artists, social entrepreneurs and young “green” leaders from 12 countries. Art of Change 21 promotes co-creativity and innovation. Its flagship initiative Maskbook have thousands of participants from over 20 countries and Caire Game has successfully reached over 5000 carbon reduction actions. Founded in 2014 by Alice Audouin, French pioneer of the link between art and sustainable development. its main partners are the Schneider Electric Foundation and UN Environment.