Canberra as a global City of Design
At ThinkPlace, we believe that Canberra is Australia’s natural home of design. Our city is the perfect size for prototyping social innovations. We have strengths in art, industrial design, music and architecture. Our environment blends natural and manufactured elements in deliberate patterns.
We want to see these strengths recognised globally. One way to achieve this recognition is for Canberra to become a UNESCO Creative City of Design.
UNESCO devised the Creative Cities Network to foster collaboration and shared learning across the world. Cities in the network use their creative powers in innovative and inclusive ways, to strengthen communities and work towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Creative Cities Network covers 116 cities across seven creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music and Media Arts. We are promoting Canberra as a Creative City of Design, to join members such as Shanghai, Montreal and Singapore.