In association and cooperation with the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, SDAY is organized and managed by Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association. It is the first project within UCCN that aims to reward young and talented designers for their contribution to the development of cities around the world.
The purpose of the Award is to celebrate the efforts of young designers, who, through their creativity, have contributed to the enhancement of environmental sustainability, social and economic development and, above all, the quality of life in cities.
From ‘Recovery: the Power of Design’ to ‘Transformation: the Mission of Design’, every SDAY shows young designers’ infinite possibilities to the world. The theme of SDAY 2017 is ‘Craftsmanship: The Spirit of Design’. 260 entrants, including professionals and students from 21 creative cities in the network, have reached the final judging process, which lasted two days, with nearly 600 pieces of work. 21 entrants and 3 nominators were chosen as winners.
Shenzhen Design Awards for Young Talents 2017 Exhibition will be showcasing nearly 100 excellent works of 68 finalists from Shenzhen, Beijing, Macao, St. Etienne (France), Detroit (U.S.), Puebla (Mexico), Dundee (Scotland). Hopefully, the exhibition will provide a platform for UCCN to have a deep conversation and share new ideas, latest information, and novel design.
Location: (City of Gardens Gallery and Gallery #5)
COMPASS PRESENTS: CREATIVE CITY PORTALS
Creative City Portals is a playful exploration of the cultural heritage of the Creative Cities Network. The installation embeds archive and contemporary footage from across the Network into objects that reflect UNESCO’s creative themes, showing cultural differences and universal features. The installation is made by Compass Presents, a Bristol based company that creates immersive environments, enhanced screenings, and interactive encounters.
Location: ground floor, Future Artists wall
Sleipnir, the eight legged horse of Odin from Norse Mythology, will be at the UCCN Annual Meeting in the company of the Reykjavik and Melbourne Cities of Literature. He loves to read and to spread the joy of books and literature all over the world. During the 2018 UCCN Annual Meeting, delegates will be able to meet him at the Katowice City of Gardens Culture Institution on Friday, shake his hoove and take the flight with him into the realm of the imagination, travel and the word by writing a special postcard in his name.
POXIL YU’UN MALUMIL| ART AS MEDICINE FOR THE WORLD
Poxil yu’un Balumil is a multidisciplinary and multisensory show that transports us to the ethnic cultures of Mexico and the world through a special fashion show, the presentation of “The Great Catalogue of Crafts” an artisan exhibition, a video mapping show and an electronic music concert.
Location: Pusta Gallery, 3rd floor
Research: History of Food Culture Based relations on the Silk Road
This exciting project brings together 9 Cities of Gastronomy, located on the Silk Road: Chengdu (China), Gaziantep and Hatay (Turkey), Jeonju (Korea), Macao Special Administrative Region (China), Östersund (Sweden), Rasht (Iran), Shunde (China) and Tsuruoka (Japan). The Silk Road was a network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the region of the ancient world in commerce. Trade along the Silk Road included leather and hides, tools, religious objects, artwork, precious stones and metal, fruits and vegetables, livestock, grain and spices.
Location: ground floor, Future Artists wall
A sound installation, created in collaboration with the National Institute of Astrophysics of Bologna (Italy): the Astronomic Research Centre, which can broadcast live the “sounds of shooting stars.”
This constant live-stream of sound and accompanying media makes it possible to listen to the cosmos and express your deepest wish. And during the exhibition, we will be collecting your wishes on the stars. Use @mydeepwishis on Facebook or #mydeepwishis on Instagram and Twitter!
Antonello Ghezzi is a collective duo of artists based in Bologna (Italy), working with both scientists and businesses. Their main goal is to bring art to daily life through installations that combine technology, reality and poetry.
Location: Biuro Dzwięku [Sound Office]