Bergamo is a UNESCO Creative City!

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After the designation received by the UNESCO as Creative City of Gastronomy (more information here), the municipality of Bergamo, the San Matteo Association and ITKI-US, under the patronage of Lombardy Region, organized the event: “Bergamo is UNESCO Creative City”. 

The event took place on November 14th  in the splendid location of “Grattacielo Pirelli”, headquarter of Lombardy’s regional council. 

During the event intervened:

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Book presentation: “Como is silk: the golden thread that weaves culture and creativity”

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In concurrence with ComoCrea Textile Design Show, which was held in Como from October 28th to 29th, 2019, ITKIUS presented a first draft of the book: “Como is silk: the golden thread that weaves culture and creativity” in the splendid location of Villa Erba, on October 28th, at 11.00 am.

The presentation took place during the press conference of ComoCrea, during which intervened:

  • Fulvio Alvisi, President of Italian Textile Designer association
  • Stefano Vitali, President of Como & Seta Committee
  • Giuseppe ...
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Book presentation: “The Cheese Valleys – The Birthplace of the Orobic Cheese-making Tradition”

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In concurrence with the events Forme and World Cheese Awards, which will be held in Bergamo from October 17 th to 20 th , 2019, ITKIUS will present the book: “The Cheese Valleys – The Birthplace of the Orobic Cheese-making Tradition” in the splendid location of Palazzo Moroni, Bergamo, on October 19 th , at 3.20 pm.
During the presentation will also take part as speakers:

  • Giorgio Gori, Mayor of Bergamo
  • Francesco ...
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Archita Traditional Knowledge Festival, August 3rd, 2019

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The Maria Nobrega Foundation and the International Traditional Knowledge Institute, U.S. Chapter (ITKI US), on 3rd August, 2019, was held in Archita, Mures, Romania the “Archita Traditional Knowledge Festival.

This event wanted to honour Colonel’s Michael Rodney Carrington legacy, the Founder of the Maria Nobrega Foundation and International Traditional Knowledge Institute.

The event was including in a wider project, “Creative Textile”, which has the main aim of preserving, narrating and sharing textile traditions and the ancient techniques used through the  Continue Reading →

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Voyage of the Drums

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The XIII UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES CONFERENCE took place from June 10th to June 15th in Fabriano, Italy. During the Meeting, the International Traditional Knowledge Institute – Chapter US with Kansas City, USA, Creative City of Music, held a conference on the subject “Voyage of the Drums” in the Crafts & Folk Art Pavillon on June 12th.

The project was presented by one of the creators: Jacob Wagner, delegate of UNESCO Creative City Kansas City. The aims of Voyage of the Drums are ...

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Artisanal Cheeses of the Creative Cities

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The XIII UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES CONFERENCE took place from June 10th to June 15th in Fabriano, Italy. During the Meeting, the International Traditional Knowledge Institute – Chapter US with the city of Bergamo, a candidate to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and the future hosting city of the international event “World Cheese Award”, held a conference on the subject “Artisanal Cheeses of the Creative Cities” in the Crafts & Folk Art Pavillon on June 12th.

This project has the main aim ...

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Creative Textile

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The XIII UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES CONFERENCE took place from June 10th to June 15th in Fabriano, Italy. During the Meeting, the International Traditional Knowledge Institute – Chapter US with San Cristobal de Las Casas, Creative City of Crafts & Folk Art, and Como, candidate of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, held a conference on the subject “Creative Textile” in the Crafts & Folk Art Pavillon on June 12th.

The project was presented by Mrs. Alethia Diaz Vazquez, focal point of San ...

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas Implements Creative Knowledge Platform Action Plan

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas, designated a UNESCO Creative City of Craft and Folk Art in 2015, is embarking on a new project utilizing the Creative Knowledge Platform. Their goal is to document the local heritage of San Cristóbal and the region of “Los Altos de Chiapas”, creating an archive of traditional knowledge by recording its craft processes and characteristics. Over the course of 2018 and 2019, San Cristóbal de Las Casas will undertake phase one of its project, systematically ...

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“Days of Bread” Event Krakow, Poland June 9-10, 2018

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The “Days of Bread” project in Wolnica Square, Krakow, Poland at the UCCN XII Annual Conference, on June 9-10, 2018 was a great success. This project, supported by ITKIUS, Krakow Creative City of Literature, and Tucson Creative City of Gastronomy, featured bakers from 27 different Creative Cities across 6 clusters of the UNESCO Network. Utilizing the Creative Knowledge Platform, Creative Cities were ...

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Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Gala, April 29th, 2018

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To commemorate Tucson’s designation as the first American City of Gastronomy, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Gala will feature beautiful blossoming succulents and ancestral crops dating back over 4,000 years, reinterpreted with a delicious contemporary twist for the evening’s menu!

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The menu and recipes of the dinner:

Chef Holland’s recipes

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