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Canada's UNESCO Creative Cities : Moving Forward

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created to promote cooperation with, and among, cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. Canada's three designated UNESCO Creative Cities, Quebec City (Literature), Montreal (Design) and Toronto (Media Arts) will discuss the interaction of creative interventions and their impact on urban development.

Moderated by Rebecca Carbin.

UNESCO Quebec City: Dominique Lemieux, Directeur général chez L'ICQ (Institut canadien de Québec)

UNESCO Montreal: Patrick MARMEN, Chef d'équipe et commissaire au design chez Ville de Montréal

UNESCO Toronto: Anthea Foyer, Sector Development Officer, Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Office 

Each city will showcase an example of a successful creative initiative in their respective cities:

Quebec City: Poésie sur les Toits / The Poetry on the Roofs. Authors from Quebec or Wendake: Andrée Levesque Sioui, Catherine Côté, Mireille Gagné, Sébastien Émond and Anthony Charbonneau Grenier. Glassblower: André Fortier, Le Spécialiste du néon.

Montreal: Promenade Ontario.  Designers: NIP Paysages, Signature design communication and Paprika. Presented by: Vincent Clarizio (Signature design communication) and Raymond Lanctot (Paprika).

Toronto: The Hope Foundry. Artists: Collaboration between Heidi Strauss, Jeremy Mimnagh, Rebecca Picherack, and Joshua Van Tassel working with Art Spin curators Layne Hinton & Rui Pimenta. Presented by Art Spin in partnership with adelheid.