UNESCO City of Design in Europe: Good Design Should Be Shared by All
Europe boasts the birthplace of industrial design, world-famous design products, the top designers and artists. Be it France, Germany, Finland or Italy, European design has formed a unique style in the process of global development. Today, ICCSD will offer a great chance to explore European Creative Cities represented by Helsinki, Finland and Berlin, Germany!
Creative Cities: Asian Cities of Design, Fusion of Traditional Culture and Modern Fashion
Asian architecture and design blend Western aesthetics and Eastern culture, and integrate regional with national characteristics, showing not only traditional charm and culture, but also modern fashion and elegance. Today, please follow ICCSD to explore the charm of Asian Creative Cities represented by Seoul of South Korea, Bandung of Indonesia, and Nagoya of Japan.
Wuhan: Old City with New Life, Design-Driven Future
A bird's eye view of Wuhan shows that the Yangtze River seems to separate the historical city's past from its present. As the modern industrial center of China, why could Wuhan be successfully approved as the "City of Design"? What are the strengths of Wuhan design? Follow ICCSD and check it out!
Creative Cities | Embracing a Promising Future: Beijing Design Going Global
Beijing, an ancient capital with thousands of years of history. The wisdom of design can be seen everywhere when you wander around Beijing, such as the courtyard homes, the Central Axis and ancient buildings, all reflecting the collision between an ancient Beijing and a modern one. What is unique about the design of this ancient capital? ICCSD will take you to find out the answers.
Creative Cities: Shanghai Design, Step-by-Step Development
Shanghai has been a vanguard in the development of design in China since modern times. Its all-encompassing culture has been helping the pioneering design take root in China and radiating its influence to the whole country. As the second city in China to be selected as a UNESCO Creative City of Design, what outstanding achievements has Shanghai made in design? What surprises will Shanghai bring in the future? Follow ICCSD to check out the answers!
Meeting Suzhou in Suzhou Fans, Song Brocade and Paper-Cutting
The second episode of this series will focus on Suzhou, the "City of Crafts and Folk Art". How does Suzhou show the world its delicate, elegant and highly creative crafts and folk art? How will it tell the world amazing stories with "Suzhou characteristics"? Today, ICCSD will give you all the answers!
Creative Cities | Hangzhou Witnesses Passionate Collision of Tradition and Fashion
The first episode of this series will focus on Hangzhou, the "City of Crafts and Folk Art". Among the seven categories of the UCCN, Hangzhou highlights more than one urban feature. Why has it been selected as the "City of Crafts and Folk Art"? What kinds of crafts and folk art are there in Hangzhou now? What development opportunities will this world-class "golden name card" bring to Hangzhou? Today, ICCSD will reveal all the answers!
Huai'an, Jiangsu Province, and Weifang, Shandong Province, Join UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN)
On November 8, Audrey Azoulay，Director-General of UNESCO, announced that 49 cities had been approved to join the Creative Cities Network. Among them, Huai'an and Weifang, China were named "city of Gastronomy" and "city of Crafts and Folk Art" respectively. Up to now, the number of members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network has reached 295, covering 90 countries, including Crafts and Folk Art, design, film, Gastronomy, literature, media art and music.
Creative Shenzhen, Designing Peng Cheng
The very first story of the series is underscoring the Design City Shenzhen. Having rapidly developed from a small fishing village to a cosmopolitan city, what are Shenzhen's unique creativity and vitality? Chinas's first City of Design, Shenzhen born? We will unravel the mystery.
Creative Cities: Enjoying the Chinese Flavor in Chengdu
In February, 2010, Chengdu was recognized by UNESCO as the City of Gastronomy, becoming the first Asian city to win the title.
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The International Center for Creativity and Sustainable Development under the Auspices of UNESCO (Category 2) was approved at the 38th session of UNESCO General Assembly in November 2015. In 2017, the People's Government of Beijing Municipality signed the agreement with UNESCO. ICCSD becomes the world's first UNESCO Category 2 center with the theme of "creativity and sustainable development". With the support and guidance of UNESCO, the Center intends to build the world's high-level international platform that aims at creativity and sustainable development, and includes the functions of research, training, cooperation, communication, demonstration etc. The Center shall become a first-class think-tank gathering talents throughout the world, building a global renowned "laboratory of thoughts" with a focus on creativity and innovation. It shall promote cultural exchanges and cooperation, disseminate and support Chinese enterprises, technology and culture.
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