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From 15 to 17 September 2022 Gaziantep, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, hosted the 4th edition of the “Gastroantep International Gastronomy Festival”, an event organized by the Municipality as part of its action plan towards implementing the UCCN mission. After two years of interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the “Gastroantep International Gastronomy Festival” brought together several actors and stakeholders from the cultural and creative sector, especially in the gastronomy industry, such as culinary federations and chefs as...
On 15 September, Dubai, a UNESCO Creative City of Design since 2017, initiated a series of webinars exploring the potential of creative economy in stimulating growth and innovation, notably in urban settings. The first webinar, organized in collaboration with Dubai Culture and Art Authority brought together 14 Creative Cities, such as Asahikawa, Bandung, Bangkok, Cebu City, Doha, Istanbul, Kortrijk, Montreal, Querétaro, Saint-Etienne, Seoul and Whanganui. Under the theme “Creative Economy: a stimulate for growth, innovation and culture”,...
From 15 to 18 September, Shanghai, a UNESCO Creative City of Design since 2010, will organize its first World Design Cities Conference (WDCC). The 2022 edition will cover 100 city-wide activities revolving its global theme “Vision in Perspective”. Participation will be available both on-site and online. As a flagship event of the Conference, the Creative Cities of Design Summit will be held on 15 September. With the participation of mayors from Creative Cities of Design and other relevant stakeholders from the design sector, this Summit is...
The “Street Design International Challenge 2022 - Biophilic Edition”, a collaborative initiative led by Creative Cities of Design of Curitiba, Querétaro and Wuhan, is currently open. Interested eligible participants are invited to complete their registration by 18 September. Taking place from 12 to 14 November, the “Street Design Challenge 2022” is a two-day competition for university students to share their visions on how public space design can improve the quality of life in the communities. In this year’s edition, students will be...
From 27 to 31 August, Vranje, a Creative City of Music, was animated by its cultural festival “Days of Vranje”. This cultural manifestation, which has reached its 18th edition, is organized annually by Vranje Tourist Organization with the support of the Municipality of Vranje. Furthermore, it is also one of the pillars of the city’s action plan as a UNESCO Creative City. This year, the “Days of Vranje” was characterized by its richness in crosscutting cultural events covering different creative fields such as music, crafts and folk art...
From 3 to 5 August, Chiang Mai, a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, organized an international ceramics event, featuring conferences, workshops as well as training opportunities for its participants. Over 3 days, about 140 stakeholders from various organizations, such as local governmental organizations, the Chamber of Commerce, the Creative Economy Agency, educational institutes, local ceramic studios, as well as the general public participated in the event either in person or online. The event also welcomed the participation of...
From 2 June until 31 August, Jinju, a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art invites interested participants to submit academic papers for the third edition of the “International Journal of Crafts and Folk Arts”. The journal, running since 2020, provides opportunities for participation to scholars from Creative Cities worldwide, who share a common interest in the field of Crafts and Folk Art, creative transmission, and more generally intangible heritage. Interested participants can submit their materials relevant to the Crafts and Folk Art...
From 18 to 22 July 2022, the XIV Annual Conference of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Santos, Brazil gathered 220 participants, including 40 mayors, from some 100 Creative Cities worldwide After a two-year interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO Creative Cities representatives met again in person in Santos, Brazil, to exchange views, experiences and initiatives aimed at promoting more inclusive and egalitarian cities, in line with UNESCO’s global priorities and Sustainable Development Goals 10, “Reduced Inequalities”, and 11...
On the occasion of this year’s World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June, Dunedin, a UNESCO Creative City of Literature has released a digital anthology titled “The Heat is On: Young Writers on the Climate Change Crisis: a free digital”. The participants are young writers, under the age of 20 from 15 Creative Cities of Literature from all over the globe, featuring their works in both their mother tongue and English. This initiative showcases thought-provoking writing pieces that aim to spark conversation and nurture awareness of...
For the fourth consecutive year, Košice, a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts since 2017, offers media artists and scientists a two-month residency programme. The residency, which will take place in autumn 2022, has been co-organized by the Municipality, Creative Industry Košice and KAIR (Košice Artists in Residence). Under the theme of “Behavioural Change”, the upcoming edition will combine art and science and focus on exploring the ways that technology affects human behaviour, by challenging our understanding of behavioural norms,...