ABU DHABI / AI WEIWEI PUBLIC ART

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UN-habitat and Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) today officially unveiled a new public art sculpture in Abu Dhabi as a legacy project from The World Urban Forum. UN-HABITAT

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STORY: ABU DHABI / AI WEIWEI PUBLIC ART
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DATELINE: 11 FEBRUARY 2020, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMITRATES

SHOTLIST:

1.Pan shot, cyclist passing the “Forever Bicycle” sculpture by Ai Wei Wei.
2.Various shots, WUF10 delegates at the launch of the WUF10 Public Art for Abu Dhabi
3.SOUNDBITE (English) Salem Al Junaibi, Department of Municipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi:
“Today, under the “For Abu Dhabi Initiative” and other municipality efforts, we are building hundreds of cycling lanes here within the city.”
4.Various shots, cyclists along the bicycle lanes in Abu Dhabi corniche
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Salem Al Junaibi, Department of Municipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi:
“We have approximately 400km of cycle lanes that we have set to put here in Abu Dhabi island, and these will be spread out all across the city, some in the congested areas, nearby the highways, with a means of getting people from point A to point B, wherever that may be.”
6.Various shots, new public bicycles in Abu Dhabi.
7.Wide shot. Christine Knudsen, UN-Habitat, takes a photo of the sculpture.
8.Various shots, Christine Knudsen, UN-Habitat, and Salem Al Junaibi, Department of Municipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi approaching the commemorative plaque and reading from it.
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Christine Knudsen, UN-Habitat:
“We’re here today to unveil this piece of art which is part of our cooperation between UN-Habitat and the city of Abu Dhabi, to install a legacy, carrying forward the memory of WUF10, our first WUF ever to take place in the Arab region.”
10. Various shots, new public bicycles in Abu Dhabi
11. Various shots, WUF10 delegates on the new public bicycles along the corniche in Abu Dhabi.
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Christine Knudsen, UN-Habitat:
“UN-Habitat is focused on our mandate, and our support for SDG11, looking at safe, sustainable and resilient cities. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase really how we look at public space, urban mobility, and public artwork, to draw communities together, to create safer and more comfortable areas where communities can interact.”
13.Various shots, WUF10 delegates on the new public bicycles along the corniche in Abu Dhabi.
14.Wide shot, WUF10 delegates who were at the launch of the WUF10 Legacy Project: Public Art for Abu Dhabi.

STORYLINE:

UN-habitat and Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) today (11 Feb) officially unveiled a new public art sculpture in Abu Dhabi as a legacy project from The World Urban Forum.

Salem Al Junaibi from the Department of Municipalities and Transport said, “today, under the “For Abu Dhabi Initiative” and other municipality efforts, we are building hundreds of cycling lanes here within the city.”

He continued, “we have approximately 400km of cycle lanes that we have set to put here in Abu Dhabi island, and these will be spread out all across the city, some in the congested areas, nearby the highways, with a means of getting people from point A to point B, wherever that may be.”

Christine Knudsen from UN-Habitat said, “we’re here today to unveil this piece of art which is part of our cooperation between UN-Habitat and the city of Abu Dhabi, to install a legacy, carrying forward the memory of WUF10, our first WUF ever to take place in the Arab region.”

He continued, “UN-Habitat is focused on our mandate, and our support for SDG11, looking at safe, sustainable and resilient cities. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase really how we look at public space, urban mobility, and public artwork, to draw communities together, to create safer and more comfortable areas where communities can interact.”

The sculpture is Ai Weiwei’s installation, Forever Bicycles. In Forever Bicycles, Weiwei 720 stainless steel bicycles make up the foundations of the art piece, giving an optical illusion of moving bicycles.
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