Italian UNESCO Creative Cities’ Annual Meetings


The Annual Meeting has the aim to promoote a territorial development model with creativity as a foundation. On occasion of the Torino Design of the City event, the delegates of Alba, Bergamo and Parma (gastronomy), Biella, Carrara and Fabriano (crafts), Bologna and Pesaro (music), Milan (literature), Rome (cinema) and Turin, since 2014 the unique Italian city representing the world of design, have traced the perimeter of the collaboration and the directions (common strategic and operational guidelines, a program of concrete actions to be implemented and, a shared communication plan) along which it will be set the work for the next 12 months, also in the light of the recent related difficulties to the Covid-19 emergency. Nasce a Torino il nuovo accordo di collaborazione tra le Città Creative UNESCO italiane.doc(1) 

October:  Five festivals, more than 30 events including exhibitions, meetings, workshops and master classes, more than 16,000 participants in attendance and online: these are the numbers
for the 2020 edition. The Covid-19 emergency did not stop the event and the organisers of the individual events were able to readjust to the new security measures by moving the activities to a virtual environment so as not to interrupt the dialogue with the public.

2021 The Annual Meeting, scheduled during the Torino Design of the City 2021 event, has the aim to discuss projects, strategies, interventions, production and organizational methods to respond to today’s situation and imagine a new, more inclusive and sustainable model of society. Comunicato stampa_Torino Design of the City 2021 – Incontro Città Creative UNESCO italiane.docx

September – October: Torino Design of the City, Four festivals and more than 25 events including exhibitions, meetings, workshops and master classes enlivened the fifth edition, which had many organisers opt for a hybrid model of face-to-face and virtual meetings to further broaden the audience interested in exploring the theme of design as a factor of social, economic and cultural growth, with more than 30,000 participants.