WHAT IS THE FESTIVAL?
Dundee (UK), a City of Design proposes to host a global celebratory festival showcasing the talent of young people (ages 15 – 24) living in UNESCO Creative Cities around the world. It invites young people to address complex global and local issues through direct, radical responses that embrace creativity and are generated through transversal collaborations.
Dundee believes that the World Future Festival of Creativity 2022 is a perfect platform to use culture for a global debate considering the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, led from the perspective of the generation that continues to lead and deliver change.
WHY DUNDEE, SCOTLAND?
Scotland is a global leader in youth engagement, establishing the innovative year-long co-designed event programme, Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018. This festival will be a legacy of that process continuing to embed co-design principles in the development of Scotland’s events.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSES OF THE FESTIVAL?
The purposes of World Future Festival of Creativity 2022 are:
A. Inspiring new generations.
We believe that creativity is at the heart of all things. By participating in cultural initiatives we believe that future generations are stronger, more flexible and embed creativity in their approach to everything they tackle.
B. Progressing the principle of co-design
Ensuring all voices make a creative contribution to the development of the festival is core to the ethos of the festival. We will use the principles of co-design to ensuring young people are central to the design process.
C. Connecting cities from different UCCN designations
The festival will support young people to cross borders, explore other countries and cultures, embracing differences, celebrating commonalities and strengthening relationships. Participation in creativity changes lives and be a force for good
D. Growing innovative creative collaborations between Young People in UCCN cities
The festival will encourage a showcase of performances and exhibitions using new, innovative and experimental approaches in technology and sustainability.
HOW DOES MY CITY GET INVOLVED?
Register on this website providing your contact details and selecting which elements you are interesting in participating in.
If you would like to discuss it further, you can contact the Focal Point of Dundee’s UNESCO City of Design Designation on firstname.lastname@example.org