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Update:January 5, 2023

UNESCO Creative Cities Co-Creation Programme: City to City


In 2020 & 2021, Sapporo and other members of the Media Arts Cluster of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network organised the below online co-creation programme via open calls.

This programme marks the cities’ commitment to cooperating in these uncertain times in support of culture and creativity as a major force for sustainable development.

Programme Content

  • Networking and partnering between selected artists
  • Co-creation over a period of several months
  • In the second edition, a series of workshops named “City to City Labs” was added to the programme in order to encourage more exchanges between participants and to provide professional advice for creation

Past Editions

2021 Edition

  • Dates: July 2021 - February 2022
  • Theme: Play!
  • Participating cities: 13
    Austin (United States), Braga (Portugal), Cali (Colombia), Changsha (China), Enghien-les-Bains (France), Guadalajara (Mexico), Gwangju (South Korea), Karlsruhe (Germany), Košice (Slovakia), Sapporo (Japan), Toronto (Canada), Viborg (Denmark), and York (England)
  • Selected artists: 14

Sapporo's Final Piece

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2020 Edition

  • Dates: October 2020 - November 2020
  • Theme: Human Responsibility
  • Participating cities: 9
    Austin (United States), Braga (Portugal), Cali (Colombia), Changsha (China), Guadalajara (Mexico), Karlsruhe (Germany), Košice (Slovakia), Sapporo (Japan), and York (England)
  • Selected artists: 10

Sapporo's Final Piece

  • Sapporo artist: Junichi OGURO - sound artist
  • Teammate: Beáta KOLBAŠOVSKÁ (Košice, Slovakia) - media artist
  • Work created: 追憶の道 Tsuioku no Michi (Reminiscence Path) - a digital art piece combining 3D animation and binaural sound
    • The artists also discussed their work in more detail at the Sapporo Media Arts Online Talk 2021 with the theme "A Virtual Path between Košice and Sapporo". They broached subjects such as the intended meaning of the piece, the effects the COVID-19 pandemic had on their work, and what the cities felt they had learnt from each other.
    • The piece was also exhibited at the Sapporo Parallel Museum 2021 amongst a range of other thought-provoking works of art.

reminiscence path


UNESCO Creative Cities of Media Arts


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