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Since 1 October 2017 to 15 December, Bilbao, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, organizes a Call for Applications to young designers around the world, launched within the framework of its International Art and Fashion (BIAAF) platform. The International Art and Fashion (BIAAF) is a non-profit platform created by professionals belonging to very different areas, and dedicated to the discovery and launch of young promising fashion designers from all over the world.
Santos, Brazil, a Creative City of Film, and Bandung, Indonesia, a Creative City of Design are coming together to organize the Santos Bandung Film Festival (SBFF) from 20 to 29 October 2017.
Santos, Brazil, a Creative City of Film, and Bandung, Indonesia, a Creative City of Design are coming together to organize the Santos Bandung Film Festival (SBFF) from 20 to 29 October 2017.
From 16 to 25 October, Montreal, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, hosts an international reunion of unequalled scope: the World Design Summit. Under the theme “Bring About Change by Design”, this global meeting brings together professionals working in the four corners of the globe and in the six design disciplines: architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, graphic design, industrial design and interior design.
From 22 to 24 September, Beijing, China, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, organized the Creative 2030 Summit in the framework of its Design Week.
From 5 to 15 October, the Creative City of Media Arts of Sapporo, Japan, has hosted another edition of No Maps, the Japanese creative convention, designed to create new business opportunities from the intersection of cutting edge technologies and to explore the interconnectivity of creative forms.
From 24 to 27 September, Paducah, United States of America, hosted representatives from eight UNESCO Creative Cities, as well as special guests, for the first Annual Meeting of the Crafts and Folk Art sub-network. The holding of this encounter gave the opportunities for member cities to exchange best practices and to discover more about Paducah’s creative culture.
UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, designated the Italian poet and writer Maria Francesca Merloni as Goodwill Ambassador for Creative Cities on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at a ceremony held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.   
Dénia, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, together with the Valencian Board for Tourism, will hold from 29 September  to 1 October, the 1st edition of the D*na Gastronomic Festival born from a passion for Mediterranean food and local products.
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.