- The agreement will allow the airports managed by AERODOM to have art exhibitions or temporary cultural facilities that highlight the country’s image organized by the Leon Center.
- With this initiative AERODOM seeks to strengthen the sense of place and the passenger experience
- VINCI Airports, AERODOM’s parent company, promotes the participation of local cultural expressions in its airports globally.
The Eduardo Leon Jimenes Foundation, the Centro Leon and Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (AERODOM), a subsidiary of VINCI Airports, signed a collaboration agreement to jointly develop activities to promote Dominican culture and art in the airports operated by AERODOM, with the aim of strengthening the sense of place and passenger experience.
As part of the alliance, they propose to carry out exhibition projects of the country image that, based on cultural and artistic expressions genuinely representative of the Dominican community, generate identification processes. This is how they propose to make temporary exhibitions at airports with archaeological, ethnographic and visual arts pieces in general.
Likewise, they will be convening activities with Dominican artists to work creatively around the themes or concepts related to the action of traveling and its components or related objects, such as the suitcase and the plane as pieces of art and exhibitions with attractive themes of the “dominicanity”.
The agreement, signed at the Centro Leon in Santiago by the president of the Eduardo Leon Jimenes Foundation, Maria Amalia Leon; the executive Manager of the Leon Center, María Luisa Asilis and the CEO of AERODOM, Monika Infante Henriquez, also contemplates the offer of quality artisan and creative products with the Centro Leon seal related to the exhibitions they carry out in the airport stores or in spaces specially designed for it.
“Following the model of several airports in our group, such as Lyon in France or Kansai in Japan – whose terminals have hosted representative exhibitions of the history and art of the host country – we are excited to sign this alliance together with the Leon Center, with which We will be holding exhibitions at our airports that allow us to reveal our national identity through visual art, while making the experience of travelers more pleasant”, said Monika Infante Henriquez, CEO of AERODOM.
“At the Centro Leon we have assumed two great premises in the last year: art does not stop and culture is hope. Therefore, this agreement with AERODOM provides us with spaces to develop these calls to action and at the same time fulfill our institutional mission of promoting creativity, respect for identities and improving habitability through education, promotion and the dissemination of culture”, commented Maria Amalia Leon, President of the Eduardo Leon Jimenes Foundation.
The proposed initiatives are part of the customer service approach and the commitment to improve the passenger experience at the airports belonging to the VINCI Airports network, operated by AERODOM, located in Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Barahona and Samana.
Thanks to the agreement, AERODOM joins other airports in the VINCI Airports network that have also opened their doors to promote local cultural expressions, such as the Lyon airport in France that collaborated with the 15th edition of the Biennial of Contemporary Art and the Kansai Airport in Japan that showcased the work of eight renowned manga artists highlighting this japanese tradition.