XII Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
- June 2018
Krakow & Katowice (Poland), 12-15 June 2018
The 12th annual gathering of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network will be hosted by the member cities of Krakow and Katowice (Poland) from 12 to 15 June 2018. “Creative crossroads” will be the common thread across this year’s meeting, celebrating the collaborative spirit which lies at the core of the Network and drives member cities’ local and international action. Stimulating innovative collaborations across the different creative fields, geographic regions and disciplines is the common ambition that for this year’s meeting. To invite member cities to share ideas, connect and co-create, innovative interactive formats are proposed, from thematic workshops to interdisciplinary sessions, where member cities will be able to pool their creative thinking to reflect on common initiatives.
Streamlining member cities’ local and international efforts towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a major objective of the Network’s strategic framework, approved in July 2017. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a global entry point for demonstrating the power of local actions on culture and creativity towards global goals. The UCCN is already recognized globally as a significant and visible platform for showcasing the numerous and innovative ways in which cities implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
GEELONG – CITY OF DESIGN
Geelong has a long and proud history as a creative city and leader in design.
Geelong was named in 1827, with the name derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region, Djillong, thought to mean “land” or “cliffs”.
Our Mayor took the following brochure to the Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Krakow, Poland 2018
For more information on the projects in the brochure, please view these pages;