The Mosaic of Change, a collection of photos and videos from around the world, lit up the facades of UNESCO’s Paris headquarters on Nov. 16, the 70th anniversary of the United Nations agency.
The multi-sensory projection show launched at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters just three days after the Islamic State terrorist attacks that killed 130 people. In light of the attacks, UNESCO dedicated the show to the victims and their friends and family members.
Organizers said the large-scale show highlighted “the defining moments of UNESCO’s past 70 years while encouraging people to imagine peace and change the world.”
A live stream of the show aired on Nov. 16, 17 and 18. See 16-minute excerpt of three-hour show.
Organizers of Mosaic of Change also set up an interactive art exhibit. It was the official exhibition for UNESCO’s General Conference and will be on display until Dec. 11.
Mosaic of Change is aimed at inspiring peace, understanding and intercultural dialogue. Thank you to the organizers for including in the exhibit some of my video footage from Cuba and Ecuador.
Other individuals contributing material were:
Laura Cox, Ariana Delawari, Barbara Davidson, Byran Denton, Colin Finlay, Asegir Helgstad, Jason Houston, Kinabuhi, Murat Kurt, Alexandros Maragos, Cristina Mittermeier, Jeff Orlowski, Holly Pickett, Louie Schwartzberg, Alex Soloviev, Scott Stuppi, John Thome and Daryl J. Wong.
Organizations contributing footage included:
Global Citizens, Institut Natoinal de L’Audiovisuel, NASA, Obscura Digital, Pencils of Promise, Smithsonian, UNESCO and UIS.