The Italian National Commission for UNESCO unanimously decided to support Como’s candidacy in the Creative Cities network for the sector “Craft and folk art“, especially for silk.
The other cities proposed for international selection were Biella, Bergamo, and Trieste.
In August or September, the nominations will be evaluated by a panel of experts and representatives of culture and sciences indicated by UNESCO, while official communication will have to wait until the end of November.
The Creative Cities Network promotes cooperation between 180 cities on 5 continents that have identified culture and creativity as strategic factors for sustainable urban development in terms of sharing good practices for the enhancement of historical and cultural heritage. Each city specializes in a particular field, in fact Como is a candidate for “Craft and Folk Art” for silk.
The conference is the most important event where institutions from all over the world meet for a debate on the future of cities in the 21st century. The theme is obtaining the “Ideal City” understood according to the principles of sustainability, resilience, innovation, culture, participation, and historical perseverance.