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For a week now, until 7 January 2018, Saint-Étienne’s exhibition “Are You Talking to Me? – Uses and practices of connected objects” runs in the Cité du design of the Creative City. First set-up at the occasion of the XIth UCCN Annual Meeting in Enghien-les Bains, France, held from 30 June to 2 July 2017, the exhibition shows the artworks of 11 Cities of Design, with the objective to promote the creative potential of the Network’s artists.   
From 10 to 16 October, the City of Torino is organizing, as a Creative City of Design, a series of events and activities in line with Turin World Design Organization 30th General Assembly. “Torino Design of the City”, one of the most important gatherings in the sector, aims to raise the interest of citizens, professionals – national and international players – on all aspects about design such as sustainable urban mobility and design-thinking in public policies.
Since its designation in 2014 as a UNESCO Creative City of Design, Curitiba has redoubled its efforts in putting design and innovation at the core of its events and activities. Let’s take a closer look at some of the city’s initiatives.
Kaunas, UNESCO Creative City of Design, offers a unique opportunity to artists, creative agencies, and professionals in the field of graphic design or communication, to participate in an international contest to create a logo and visual identity for Kaunas European Capital of Culture project. An international jury, responsible for evaluating the received proposals, would decide the winning project. The selected logo will be used for all communication materials related to the project until 2023.
Kaunas, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, has opened a unique square, named George Maciunas, located in the middle of the tripartite junction connecting Vytauto Avenue, K. Donelaicio Street and Parodos Street. Named after one of the pioneers of the Fluxus movement, the square is the world’s first non-accessible square totally invisible to pedestrians, and corresponds to the spirit of Fluxian absurdity. 
Kaunas, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, is organizing a one-stage anonymous design contest to seek a design concept for the city’s new Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Concert Centre.
Montréal, Canada, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, is launching an international multidisciplinary landscape architecture competition for the planning of Place des Montréalaises, a new public space in the city. The competition seeks the most innovative ideas for the permanent construction of Place des Montréalaises, which includes a pedestrian overpass leading to the adjacent Champ-de-Mars metro station.
Five designer from Saint-Etienne were present for the First Shenzhen Design week from 21 to 28 April 2017 on the thematic “Design for the future”: Fabien Barrero- Carsenat, Alix Briffaud, Cahen & Gregori, Bruno Lefebvre and Philippe Moine.
Five designer from Saint-Etienne were present for the First Shenzhen Design week from 21 to 28 April 2017 on the thematic “Design for the future”: Fabien Barrero- Carsenat, Alix Briffaud, Cahen & Gregori, Bruno Lefebvre and Philippe Moine.
Monuments: How to remember what is not there? How not to forget what is there? How to memorialise something you wish not to have been? And, in the face of over-saturation, what monuments do we really need?