Creative cities, diversity and innovation

When :

from Tuesday 21 May, 2019
to Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Type of event :

Special Event

Where :

Museo de Arte de Mazatlán, Calle Sixto Osuna 71, Centro,, 82000, Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico

Contact :

Carlos Tejada / / 0052 55 52807071

To analyze and recognize the fundamental role of culture, creativity, innovation and cultural diversity in urban spaces to solve the challenges of sustainable development, UNESCO in Mexico, in cooperation with the Interactive Museum of Economics (MIDE), the Institute Sinaloense de Cultura (ISIC) and the Tourism Directorate of the Municipality of Mazatlán, will organize a talk on cultural diversity and innovation.
Cultural diversity is a driving force of development, not only in terms of economic growth, but as a means of having a more enriching intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual life. The seven UNESCO culture conventions provide a solid foundation for the promotion of cultural diversity, especially the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity that defines it as an indispensable component for achieving sustainable development. To mark the importance of cultural diversity, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared May 21 as the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and /In the same way, cultural diversity is also a source of creativity that allows building sustainable knowledge societies and finding innovative solutions to the increasingly complex challenges that societies face. Likewise, innovation and new technologies offer infinite new possibilities of influencing economic growth, promoting social welfare, as well as promoting the recognition and inclusion of cultural /In this sense, cities are true vanguard actors to advance in the Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially in objective 11 that declares: "To make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable". This is not only because they are spaces with greater diversity and cultural exchange, also because they are incubators of innovation and new technologies. The UNESCO Creative Cities Network, made up of 180 cities in the world, is a pioneer in this field, taking advantage, through international cooperation, of creativity as an engine for sustainable development, social integration and a dynamic cultural life. accessible and diverse. This network is structured around seven thematic networks, to which the cities adhere according to their preferences: Literature, Cinema, Music, Crafts and Popular Art, Design, Digital Art and Gastronomy.