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Kaunas, Creative City of Design,is well-known for the Modernist architecture that has shaped the urban landscape of the city since the first half of the XX century in Lithuania. The great physical heritage of the Modernist Movement does not only represent the rich cultural past, but it impacts every day’s life of its citizens and their sense of belonging to the city.
Following the designation of Terrassa as a Creative City of Film, the Audiovisual Board of Stakeholders organized an ensemble of events to celebrate the event with the citizens and to raise awareness about the Network’s mission and its embeddedness in the UNESCO values.
The city of Granada and other 14 Creative Cities of Literature announce to collaborate for the World Poetry day 2018
The World Poetry Day that will be held on March 21st , is an international celebration launched by UNESCO in 1999 with the aim to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to increase protect endangered languages. Today, World Poetry Day is the occasion to honour poets and celebrate one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression.
STARTS (Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the Arts) is an initiative launched by The European Commission for Innovation in Technology, Industry and Arts, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society to select the pioneering ideas and works in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with arts.
The representatives of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Enseñada, Guadalajara, Morelia, Ciudad de México, San Cristóbal de las Casas and Puebla gathered together with the officials of the Mexican Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO (CONALMEX) at the UNESCO Field Office in Mexico City.
Within the 2nd Shenzhen Design Week, to be held from 20th to 30th April. The city of Shenzhen invites industrial and product designers to enter the inaugural Shenzhen Global Design Award (SDA).
Every year, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism designs a “Capital of Culture” with the aim to support and enhance the cultural activities of the Italian cities. Last Friday 16th February 2018, the UNESCO’s Creative City of Parma was designated Italian Capital of Culture 2020. The city will have the unique opportunity to showcase to national and international public its urban cultural life and development.
Saint-Etienne, UNESCO City of Design, has participated to the 3rd edition of Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SDAY) organized by SDPA in autumn 2017Since the creation of this Award in 2013, the Cité du design promoted the award amongst local young designers, organized a local jury, and for and allow Saint-Etienne to win 4 Award on 21 in total on January 2018 , as in 2013 and 2015:
The SXSW Festival in Austin, United States of America, is a hotbed for creative and digital media technology. The event brings together the film, music, and digital gaming communities around the shared issues of emerging technologies, culture and urban development.
The 22 cities, that have joined the Network from 2010 and 2013, have submitted their Membership Monitoring Reports. Learn more about how Beijing, Bogota, Brazzaville, Chengdu, Dublin, Enghien-les-Bains, Fabriano, Graz, Hangzhou, Icheon, Jeonju, Krakow, Norwich, Östersund, Paducah, Reykjavík, Saint-Étienne, Sapporo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Zahlé have been leveraging creativity for their sustainable development since their designation as UNESCO Creative Cities.