On the occasion of World Cities’ Day, celebrated on 31 October,2019 UNESCO has designated 66 urban settlements to join the Organization’s Network of Creative Cities, which now number a total of 246 members. The Network brings together cities that base their development on creativity, whether in music, arts and folk crafts, design, cinema, literature, digital arts or gastronomy.
with the support of the College of China, Bologna City of Music launches a call addressed to all UNESCO Chinese Creative Cities. Object of the Call is the selection of a Chinese illustrator/cartoonist/animator to whom it will be offered a residency in Bologna, September/October 2018, lasting about two weeks, aimed at the realization and printing of a little Artist’s book such as Bologna a testa in su by Hamelin
Hannoverwas recognized as UNESCO City of Music in 2014. The city’s aim has always been to promote art and every genre of music. Hannover is the birthplace of the vinyl developed by Emil Berliner and the place where the first music cassette was produced and where the first CD was pressed.
Katowice, the capital of the upper Slesia region in Poland, has joined UNESCO’s network of creative cities as City for Music in 2015.
Tongyeong (Rep. of Korea) is a city of 140.000 inhabitants at the southern end of the Korean peninsula, which was designated a UNESCO creative city of music in 2015.
Prof. Anna Maria Lorusso will give her talk titled Promoting culture in the city: book fairs, libraries and University at Creative Connections in Dunedin – Nov-Dec. 2017
At the end of the 2018-19 evaluation process, UNESCO has designated as Creative Cities new 64 cities. The new Italian cities are four: in the fields of gastronomy (Alba), crafts (Carrara), literature (Milan) and music (Pesaro).
Hamamatsu is a Japanese city recognized as Creative City of Music by UNESCO in december 2014.
Torino Design of the City, one of the most important gatherings in the sector, focuses on all aspects about design such as sustainable urban mobility and design-thinking in public policies.