City Competences

An essential topic of our subnetwork is, how we, the UNESCO Cities of Design, define ourselves and how we want to cooperate and share information. In order to foster exchange, it is crucial to promote what we have in common and what special competences each city holds.

We have therefore established the so-called Pizza-Agenda, which provides two components at a glance: First, at the edge of our Pizza-Agenda, we show our five common principles: We promote design. We connect. We support. We share a common market and We share knowledge. Second, our Pizza-Agenda displays 15 topics that altogether represent services that all UNESCO Cities of Design agreed to share. Now click at topics that catch your interest and see what cities can provide.

INDONESIA
CHINA
GERMANY
SPAIN
BRAZIL
HUNGARY
ARGENTINIA
SOUTH AFRICA
BRAZIL
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
SCOTLAND
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
FINLAND
TURKEY
LITHUANIA
JAPAN
DENMARK
BELGIUM
CANADA
JAPAN
MEXICO
SOUTH KOREA
SINGAPORE
Italy
ITALY
CHINA
Professional Exchange
Student Exchange
Human Oriented
Design Week/Month
Design Trade Fair
Business Oriented
Show & Showcase
Conferences on Design
International Workshops
Exhibition Space
Competitions & Calls
City Development
Design Centre
Design University
Fashion Week
  • Professional Exchange
  • Detroit
    USA
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Geelong
    AUSTRALIA
    Graz
    AUSTRIA
    Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Istanbul
    TURKEY
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Saint-Etienne
    FRANCE
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • Student Exchange
  • Bandung
    INDONESIA
    Beijing
    CHINA
    Berlin
    GERMANY
    Detroit
    USA
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Graz
    AUSTRIA
    Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Istanbul
    TURKEY
    Kaunas
    LITHUANIA
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Montréal
    CANADA
    Nagoya
    JAPAN
    Saint-Etienne
    FRANCE
    Turin
    ITALY
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • Human Oriented
  • Bandung
    INDONESIA
    Detroit
    USA
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Geelong
    AUSTRALIA
    Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Kaunas
    LITHUANIA
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Nagoya
    JAPAN
    Saint-Etienne
    FRANCE
    Seoul
    SOUTH KOREA
    Shenzhen
    CHINA
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
    Turin
    ITALY
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • Design Week/Month
  • Bandung
    INDONESIA
    Berlin
    GERMANY
    Bilbao
    SPAIN
    Detroit
    USA
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Geelong
    AUSTRALIA
    Graz
    AUSTRIA
    Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Istanbul
    TURKEY
    Kaunas
    LITHUANIA
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Saint-Etienne
    FRANCE
    Seoul
    SOUTH KOREA
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • Design Trade Fair
  • Berlin
    GERMANY
    Geelong
    AUSTRALIA
    Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Kaunas
    LITHUANIA
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Montréal
    CANADA
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • Business Oriented
  • Berlin
    GERMANY
    Bilbao
    SPAIN
    Detroit
    USA
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Geelong
    AUSTRALIA
    Kaunas
    LITHUANIA
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Nagoya
    JAPAN
    Shenzhen
    CHINA
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
    Turin
    ITALY
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • Show & Showcase
  • Bandung
    INDONESIA
    Berlin
    GERMANY
    Bilbao
    SPAIN
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Nagoya
    JAPAN
    Saint-Etienne
    FRANCE
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
  • Conferences on Design
  • Bandung
    INDONESIA
    Bilbao
    SPAIN
    Detroit
    USA
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Geelong
    AUSTRALIA
    Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Istanbul
    TURKEY
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Shenzhen
    CHINA
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
    Turin
    ITALY
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • International Workshops
  • Bandung
    INDONESIA
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Geelong
    AUSTRALIA
    Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Istanbul
    TURKEY
    Kaunas
    LITHUANIA
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Montréal
    CANADA
    Saint-Etienne
    FRANCE
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • Exhibition Space
  • Bilbao
    SPAIN
    Buenos Aires
    ARGENTINIA
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Geelong
    AUSTRALIA
    Graz
    AUSTRIA
    Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Montréal
    CANADA
    Nagoya
    JAPAN
    Seoul
    SOUTH KOREA
    Shenzhen
    CHINA
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • Competitions & Calls
  • Bilbao
    SPAIN
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Geelong
    AUSTRALIA
    Graz
    AUSTRIA
    Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Montréal
    CANADA
    Nagoya
    JAPAN
    Shenzhen
    CHINA
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • City Development
  • Bandung
    INDONESIA
    Bilbao
    SPAIN
    Curitiba
    BRAZIL
    Detroit
    USA
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Geelong
    AUSTRALIA
    Graz
    AUSTRIA
    Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Istanbul
    TURKEY
    Kaunas
    LITHUANIA
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Montréal
    CANADA
    Nagoya
    JAPAN
    Saint-Etienne
    FRANCE
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
    Turin
    ITALY
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • Design Centre
  • Berlin
    GERMANY
    Buenos Aires
    ARGENTINIA
    Curitiba
    BRAZIL
    Istanbul
    TURKEY
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Montréal
    CANADA
    Nagoya
    JAPAN
    Seoul
    SOUTH KOREA
    Shenzhen
    CHINA
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
  • Design University
  • Bandung
    INDONESIA
    Berlin
    GERMANY
    Bilbao
    SPAIN
    Detroit
    USA
    Dundee
    SCOTLAND
    Geelong
    AUSTRALIA
    Graz
    AUSTRIA
    Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Istanbul
    TURKEY
    Kaunas
    LITHUANIA
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Kortrijk
    BELGIUM
    Montréal
    CANADA
    Nagoya
    JAPAN
    Saint-Etienne
    FRANCE
    Seoul
    SOUTH KOREA
    Shenzhen
    CHINA
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
    Turin
    ITALY
    Wuhan
    CHINA
  • Fashion Week
  • Helsinki
    FINLAND
    Istanbul
    TURKEY
    Kobe
    JAPAN
    Nagoya
    JAPAN
    Seoul
    SOUTH KOREA
    Shenzhen
    CHINA
    Singapore
    SINGAPORE
    Turin
    ITALY
    Wuhan
    CHINA

Glossary

  • Professional Exchange: Committing to foster exchange of professional designers by, for example, providing an in-residence-programme.

  • Student Exchange: The city supports exchanges and work placements from high schools as well as universities.

  • Human Oriented: Considering the social factor of design as a key issue of a city – e.g. design for a better life.

  • Design Week/Month: The city hosts a fair, in which companies form the design industry showcase their latest products and services.

  • Design Trade Fair: A trade fair is an short-term exhibition in which companies from the design industry showcase their latest products and services, meet with industry partners as well as customers and examine recent market trends and propsective opportunities.

  • Business Oriented: Supporting the local (creative) industries in particular.

  • Show & Showcase: An exhibition format/space, in which design products are shown throughout the year.

  • Conferences on Design: The city hosts international conferences about design relevant topics.

  • International Workshops: International workshops are held in the city; creative people (UCCN) are invited to actively participate.

  • Exhibition Space: There is an exhibition space available to show design products by local designers as well as international ones; UCCN-partner cities are invited to use and book the space.

  • Competitions & Calls: The respective city to announce international call for papers, products and designers.

  • City Development: Design is understood as a driver for city development.

  • Design Centre: There is a permanent design centre in the city, where design is shown all year round.

  • Design University: There is at least one university in the city that offers degree programs in design.

  • Fashion Week: A fashion industry event takes place in the city for one week; international designers and brands display their latest products.