On 25 March 2019, Kütahya Adult Education Institute will launch a museum and an exhibition in celebration of the 408th birthday of Evliya Çelebi.
Art & Tech Days is an annual festival dedicated to media arts, technology and digital culture held in Košice, UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts in Slovakia. The festival invites artists, scientists, professionals and entrepreneurs to share their thoughts and knowledge on a particular topic during the festival’s programme, Art & Tech Conference, numerous workshops, networking activities and artistic programme.
In recognition of the significant impact of the creative industries in Asia-Pacific and the vast opportunities that arise from partnership development in the region, the UNESCO Creative City of Adelaide and its Adelaide Festival Centre, will organize the Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference in Adelaide, under the theme “Leadership in the Global Cultural and Creative Economy” from 23 to 26 October 2019.
On 25 and 26 February, Cape Town, UNESCO Creative City of Design in South Africa, held the #cocreateDESIGN Festival, a public design festival inspired by the power of design to co-create a more resilient future for all. The theme, “Inspiring Resilience”, focused on resilient communities and citizen-led solutions for creating thriving cities.
From 19 to 21 January, Macao has organized the 2019 International Gastronomy Forum. For three years, the UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy is focusing on the objectives of the Creative Cities Programme and conducting discussions around the potential of gastronomy and the many creative possibilities it generates.
As part of the 10th Anniversary of Melbourne as a UNESCO Creative City of Literature, the Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office and the Wheeler Centre held a two-day City of Literature parliament to discuss the issues of addressing the Sustainable Development Goals, while reflecting on what Melbourne City of Literature could be and should be in 2030.
The International Design Biennial of Saint-Etienne will be celebrating its 11th edition from 21 March to 22 April 2019. Around the theme ME/YOU/NOUS: Designing common ground, the event will represent an opportunity to reflect upon the following question: How can design facilitate exchanges in proposing new connections, new spaces and services and even rethink objects?
Krakow UNESCO City of Literature launches an open call to its Residency Programme.
New residents have arrived in Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio in January. François Lemieux (Toronto, Canada), Constance Hinfray (Linz, Austria), Elise Eeraet (Belgium), and Madhu Das (India) will stay in the city over a period of two months.
Since 2014, the Human Cities network has been working on "Challenging the City Scale" a pan-European project led by Cité du design Saint-Étienne and supported by the Creative Europe programme to question the urban scale and investigate co-creation in cities. The Human Cities partners have carried out urban experimentations in 11 European cities empowering citizens to rethink the spaces in which they live, work and spend their leisure time. "Challenging the City Scale" is the story of their experience and cooperation.