Crisis Response Case Studies

As UNESCO Crative Cities of Design, we create a database of new projects happening in our cities in response to COVID-19 that support design innovation and industry or leverage design to support other sectors of the economy/community. You can see the responses here. (source:


Best Practices in Torino: what design makes in outbreak times. Here a partial collection of best practices from Torino design offering solutions, sharing knowledge, and giving support. This page is updated daily. Send us your reports to P.S. we’d like to thank  Gonzalo Suárez Lovelle for translating.

Graphic Days® Torino is on Google Arts & Culture

The 2019th edition of Graphic Days® can be explored online on Google Arts & Culture. Over 900 artworks, installations, performances, and private collections displayed during the last edition of the festival are now accessible for free by everyone. It’s the first visual design festival to be featured on Google Arts & Culture among international museums […]

Design today

Designers have always been at the forefront of addressing the needs of the world, responding to an existing situation and defining a solution that benefits society. Designers are needed now more than ever. Whether by creating useful products, enhancing experiences, or improving service delivery, designers are trained to bring a human-centered approach to solutions that […]

Everyone protects everyone else

  A group of technical and scientific experts from several universities ―located in Piedmont and in other parts of the national territory― and research centers coordinated by the Polytechnic University of Turin has established in this manner a series of guidelines, gathered in the published and constantly updated report “Open Enterprises, Protected Workers”, that will […]

The World Wide Things Collection

The World Wide Things Collection collects great design from the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, connects great designers, products, manufacturers and distributors, and develops a great marketplace for the UNESCO Cities of Design. The Project The World Wide Things Collection is a worldwide marketplace for carefully selected design products.  

UNESCO supports culture and heritage during COVID-19 shutdown

UNESCO is launching initiatives to support cultural industries and cultural heritage as billions of people around the world turn to culture for comfort and to overcome social isolation during the COVID-19 sanitary crisis, which is hitting the culture sector hard. UNESCO is also launching an online exhibition of dozens of heritage properties across the globe with technical […]

UNESCO learning cities and responses to COVID-19 – webinar on 24 March

On 24 March, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning organized its second webinar on learning cities’ responses to COVID-19. It was the turn of Osan (Republic of Korea), Wuhan (People’s Republic of China), Turin (Italy) and São Paulo (Brazil) to share their experiences. There was wide participation from around the globe, with 250 city representatives […]

News from world: Singapore – Superhero Me

An educational resource package for children and people with disabilities to help them develop self-care skills and understand routine changes and protective measures due to COVID-19. It is produced by Superhero Me.