Chongqing has been officially designated as the City of Design in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). It is the first City of Design in western China and the fifth in China following Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, and Wuhan.
On World Cities Day, 55 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), following their designation by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay.
Chongqing boosts its “City of Design” initiative, with 14 entities enlisted in the International Design Cooperation and Exchange Center, fostering global partnerships and innovation in various design-related fields.
Recently, the 2023 Industrial Design Conference was held in Chongqing under the guidance of the Industrial Culture Development Center of MIIT and Chongqing Municipal Economy and Information Technology Commission and hosted by the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) and Southwest Technology and Engineering Research Institute, with more than 60 experts, scholars, and representatives of enterprises to discuss the opportunities, challenges, and prospects of industrial design in various industries.
The 2023 Sichuan-Chongqing Youth Industrial Design Competition concluded in Tongliang District, focusing on innovative design’s role in industrial development and promoting young talent in the dual-city economic region. Source: People’s Daily.
The 2023 Smart Expo Cup encourages youth to embrace innovation and design thinking, fostering a vibrant creative atmosphere in the City of Design and promoting the importance of scientific dissemination.
The third batch of the Chinese Industrial Heritage Protection list was released in Beijing recently. The Chengdu-Chongqing Railway, the first railroad of the People’s Republic of China that carries the memories of countless Chongqing people, the Baishatuo Yangtze River Bridge， the first Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing, and the southwest aluminum factory, were successfully selected.
The 2023 Industrial Design Competition for University Students in Chongqing aims to nurture design talents, promote interdisciplinary learning, and boost industrial design education, fostering innovation and social responsibility.
The 2023 China-Singapore (Chongqing) Design Education Summit was held at the Chongqing Yuelai International Convention Center on September 5.
The “2023 China Manufacturing Design Conference Yuelai International Design Forum” opened in Chongqing, emphasizing the integration of digital design with the future of intelligent manufacturing and promoting Chongqing as a global City of Design.