- First-ever NFT world exhibition in a global network of airports
- 21 artists participate in groundbreaking collaboration between VINCI Airports, Code Green, led by Malian artist Inna Modja, and World of Women, led by artist Yam Karkai
- An initiative that highlights the positive impact of mobility for cultural openness and diversity and supports the environmental cause
8 MARCH 2022 - VINCI Airports, in collaboration with CODE GREEN and WORLD OF WOMEN, are celebrating International Women’s Day by organizing the first-ever NFT exhibition worldwide into more than 20 airports simultaneously, showing the work of 21 incredible artists.
To help bring this to life, VINCI Airports, the world’s first private airport operator, is partnering with blockchain-based non-profit, CODE GREEN led by Inna Modja - Malian artist, musician, and climate activist - and WORLD OF WOMEN led by Yam Karkai co-founder and artist of the highest-grossing women-centric NFT collection, featuring digital artworks of diverse and powerful women.
VINCI Airports will be presenting its passengers with artworks from digital artists Alexa Meade, Allison Harvard, Amber Vittoria, Dong Lu, Elise Swopes, Inna Modja, Izzako, Lana Denina, Livia Elektra, Laya Mathikshara, Marjan Moghaddam, Serwah Attafuah, Vaby Vel, Shavonne Wong, Zhuk and Yam Karkai. Some of the artworks were first presented at the World Economic Forum, raising more than $250,000 for women-led climate solutions for the Great Green Wall - an African-led initiative growing an 8000km wall of trees across the width of the Continent from Senegal to Djibouti.
This initiative reminds how much the airport sector, and mobility in general, positively contribute to cultural openness, by enabling human contact and the discovery of others. The activation also highlights the linkages between technology, environmental protection and gender equality - with women and girls by far the biggest victims of the accelerating climate emergency.
Convinced that the transport sector must improve its environmental impact, VINCI Airports is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and the one of aviation, notably by developing futurist solutions like green hydrogen. At the same, it shines a light on the unique role of women in that fight. VINCI Airports is accelerating plans by supporting the careers of women within its network. Women are making up 37% of its workforce and growingly hold leadership positions as airport CEOs in the Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Brazil, the United States and France.
Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports, declared: “We are proud to put our airports at the service of such a strong environmental message from women artists. This collaboration embodies VINCI Airports’ strongest commitments: make transportation more sustainable and more inclusive. Diversity and gender equity are in the DNA of aviation: mobility brings people closer and helps to build an open world”.
Code Green CEO, Inna Modja said: “It’s inspiring to see a mobility leader like VINCI Airports embrace the fight to decarbonize the transport sector and champion the role of diversity in its network. It made them a natural partner in showcasing these powerful artworks at airports across the globe on the occasion of International Women’s Day, highlighting the linkages between climate justice and gender equality to a truly global audience”.
World of Women Co-Founder & artist, Yam Karkai said: "At World of Women, we like to have an impact beyond the NFT Space. And we believe that this is an example of us realizing this, by being able to curate and participate in this first ever worldwide NFT exhibition, beside talented artists. We are proud to be achieving this alongside our partner Code Green, and with VINCI airports, who is accelerating its plans to support more women in leading positions, which is typically the type of change we want to see in the world."
About Code Green
Code Green is a tech non-profit igniting a healing revolution for the planet by harnessing the disruptive forces of blockchain technology, and the creative arts. We empower communities to fight for social and climate justice based on their own homegrown solutions. www.codegreen.earth @codegreen_nft
About World of Women
World of Women is a community celebrating representation, inclusivity, and equal opportunities for all. United by a first-of-its-kind collection, featuring 10,000 artworks of diverse and powerful women. WoW believes that NFT collections should be created by people from all over the world, and feature art that feels approachable, inclusive, and authentic to people of all backgrounds. www.worldofwomen.art @worldofwomennft