Creative Dundee

Global UNESCO Design Cities Event

This event is now fully booked. It will be live-streamed on the night – tune back in to this page then, or follow the event on Facebook. If you are interested in similar events, do check out Pecha Kucha Night Dundee Vol 22.

Dundee is the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design and has been a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network since 2014. There are 31 UNESCO Design Cities across the world and each shares a commitment to using design to improve the lives of the people who make those cities their home. 

In October, twenty-two of the UNESCO Cities of Design will be in Dundee for their annual sub-network meeting and they will share with us, what makes their city special at this one-off event, Global UNESCO Design Cities Powered by PechaKucha, 6.30pm – 8.30pm on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at The Steeple.

In partnership with Dundee’s UNESCO City of Design team, Creative Dundee will be running the popular PechaKucha style night with this extra special focus! Eight of the cities of design will talk about aspects of design which make their cities better to live and work in.  Speakers will include Kortrijk in Belgium, Shenzhen in China, Puebla in Mexico, Torino in Italy and more to be announced!  

If you are interested in creativity, design, cities, international working or simply enjoy the format, we think this night is for you. Find out a little bit more about what we can learn from our global partners and their representatives from Brasilia, Cape Town, Detroit, Dubai, Geelong, Graz, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kaunas, Kobe, Kolding, Kortrijk, Montreal, Nagoya, Puebla, Shenzhen, Singapore, Torino, Wuhan. 

Tickets are free, but please do book tickets in advance – this event will be live-streamed. There will also be an interactive showcase of video games from Abertay University’s Dare Academy on the night. 

Speakers to be announced!


Global UNESCO Design Cities Powered by PechaKucha 

Date: Tuesday 16th October 2018 

Venue: The Steeple, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DG

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm 

Tickets: Free but very limited, please book your ticket in advance.


PechaKucha, or ‘chit chat’ in Japanese, was developed by Klein Dytham Architecture, in Tokyo back in 2003. PKs now run all over the world – our last count was over 900 cities and growing, you can view a map of all locations on their website. For the entire video archive of past Dundee PechaKucha events, you can click here.

This event will be live-streamed, photographed and eventually shared through Creative Dundee and UNESCO City of Design Dundee’s social media platforms. If you do not wish to appear in any of the images that are made public, please let us know at

Thanks to a generous contribution from someone in the Amps community, we will be able to provide free transport for anyone in Dundee whose disability impedes or makes it harder to attend this event. If that’s you, book a ticket and email us at and we’ll organise an accessible taxi to take you to the event and back!


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