Biella Città Creativa - Candidata Unesco

Biella Città Creativa

Biella is part of the "Unesco Creative Cities" Network!

The capital of wool enters the network for creativity in the "Crafts & Folk Art" sector after enchanting Paris in recent days with the beauty of its know-how that has its diamond point in the textile industry and with a focus on sustainability. A surprising goal that enhances the great commitment of the whole territory that never as on this occasion has worked together for a common goal and which has recorded the convinced endorsement of the governor of Piedmont Alberto Cirio who has strongly requested the entry of Biella as the third Piedmontese city after Turin and Alba.

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Republic of Namibia official partener of Biella candidate UCC Crafts&Folk Art

One of the strategic projects in Biella’s Dossier involves an exceptional partner: the Republic of Namibia, one of the regions currently underrepresented in the in the Unesco Creative Cities Network.

The project, based on the specific know-how and identity of the two territories involved, traces a creative axis between the Italian capital of wool, Biella, and Keetmanshoop, reference city of the Namibian wool region, Karas and represents a cooperation model that Biella wants to extend to other cities already in the network, on specific creative sector and/or crosscutting initiatives

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180 Cities with about 400 delegates from all over the world joined the XIII Annual UNESCO Creative Cities Conference in Fabriano from 10 to 15 of June 2019). And the City of Biella was present as well, as guest of the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Fabriano e Cupramontana.

It was the chance to explain the creative commitment of Biella’s territory, as represented by its Candidacy to join the Network. Thanks to a stand dedicated to the project in Carifac’arte spaces (Le Conce), delegates from other cities of the Network and interested people could discover more about Biella’s creativity.

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