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Changsha, a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts in China, will organize a special edition of the International Youth Forum in collaboration with the UNESCO Beijing Office, the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO and the Creative City of Nanjing. The 2020 forum, titled “International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads: Special Dialogue on Youth’s Response to COVID-19 (IYFSD)”, aims to reflect and highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of the interlinked communities. The Forum not only highlights...
The third International Youth Forum (IYF3) and Changsha Media Arts Festival were held simultaneously from 31 March to 3 April 2019. In light of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network’s objectives, the events included a high-level forum as well as parallel sessions with the participation of representatives from 13 Creative Cities. The opening, in the presence of senior representatives from UNESCO, Creative Cities and the youth, was followed by a media arts performance, which highlighted an innovative way to mixing traditional fireworks with media...
To support China’s pledge to alleviate national poverty by 2020, the city of Changsha launched the ‘New Channel’ initiative. This programme supports employment and skills development of indigenous groups in rural areas, allowing them develop traditional handicraft and local products in a sustainable, innovative way. In partnerships with the Hunan University’s School of Design, students will have the opportunity to work with the local artisans, in the brainstorming and redesigning of the region’s traditional artisanship. This exchange enables...