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From 5 to 7 December, Gaziantep, Turkey, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, hosted a research workshop on the “History of Food Culture Based Relations on the Silk Road”. The meeting brought together Gaziantep and other Creative Cities of Gastronomy located on the Silk Road – namely Chengdu and Shunde (China), Rasht (Iran [Islamic Republic of]) and Jeonju (Republic of Korea) – as well as experts, academics, notably from the UNESCO Silk Road Platform, and representatives of local authorities.
From June to September, Kaunas, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, organized a one-stage anonymous design contest to seek a design concept for the city’s new Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Concert Centre. 117 architectal studios entered contest from 36 countries. The 3 finalists are now revealed and 11 top proposals, including several from studios sited in UNESCO Creative Cities.
From 8 to 10 December, the UNESCO Creative City of Film Santos will host the 6th edition of the CulturalMente Santista - Santos Cultural and Creative Forum. This year, this major cultural festival will be highlighting the United Nations Agenda 2030.
Who is the most famous person from Kaunas, Lithuania, of all times? If we think about art and culture, George Maciunas is the right answer. Born in Kaunas in 1931, George Maciunas emigrated to Germany and then to the United States of America with his family in the wake of WW2. Later in New York, he became the founder and godfather of Fluxus – the international and interdisciplinary experimental art movement that took shape in the 1960s.
Until 31 December, the 2017 Call for Entries of the Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SDAY) is open to find the new young talents of the design field within the Network. The Call is organized by Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Office and Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SDPA), in association with the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
From 16 to 25 October 2017, Montréal, a UNESCO Creative City of Design, had the honour of hosting professionals from around the world as part of its very first World Design Summit. At the summit’s conclusion, an important declaration was adopted by many international organizations representing designers, architects, urban planners, and landscape architects.
The VII International Cultural Forum held in Ulyanovsk (Russian Federation) on 14 and 15 September on the theme “Culture and Business: Creative Capital of Modern City” witnessed the participation of high-level representatives, including the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region, heads of UNESCO Creative Cities Granada (Spain) and Heidelberg (Germany), educational institutions, enterprises, mass media, artists and cultural professionals.
From 2 to 30 November, the Creative City of Krakow (Poland) led by the Krakow Festival Office, and the e-book platform Woblink.com, are organizing for the fifth time “ReadPL”, a unique flagship initiative that combines literature and new technology.
From 17 to 21 October, the Creative City of Nassau, led by Creative Nassau, participated in its peer's International Ceramics Fair, Jingdezhen, whose event is world renowned. 
From 17 to 21 October, the Creative City of Nassau, led by Creative Nassau, participated in its peer's International Ceramics Fair, Jingdezhen, whose event is world renowned.