Saint-Etienne, designated UNESCO City of Design in 2010, invited the UNESCO Creative Cities of Design network to take part in the International Design Biennial 2013 Saint-Etienne.
Designers , project managers, and elected representatives from 11 UNESCO cities of design network members: Buenos Aires, Berlin, Montreal, Nagoya, Kobe, Shenzhen, Seoul, Shanghai, Saint-Etienne, Graz and Beijing will participate in the Forum
organized by the Cité du design Saint-Etienne from 13th to 17th March 2013.
The program "EmpathiCITY, Making our City Together" (Curators : Josyane Franc & Laetitia Wolff) aims to recognize design's transformative power as a tool for social cohesion and enable the network through:
- An exhibition on the site of the Cité du Design
- A conference Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at Museum of Modern Art (MAM), free and open to all those interested in this topic
- A Pecha Kucha Night Saturday, March 16th 2013 at 4pm with designers from UNESCO cites of design in the auditorium of the Cité du Design Platin, free and open to all
- Workshops, visits , exchanges and a sub-network meeting on 16th March. (program reserved)