The Showcase for UNESCO Creative Cities, which takes place at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park in Seoul City, displays valuable and exotic items, which are hard to find in other events.
Manchester United opus, an exhibit from Shenzhen City, China, on display at the Event Hall, is the world’s heaviest soccer book, which carries the 129-year history of the famed English soccer club Manchester United. The book measures 50 centimeters long and wide (1 meter when opened), is 14 centimeters high and weighs 37 kilograms. It is one of the best exhibits at the exhibition, and it was printed by a publisher in Shenzhen.
The Showcase for UNESCO Creative Cities is held as part of the “UNESCO Creative Cities Network Conference Seoul 2011,” which brings together cultural content from 29 Creative Cities worldwide.
The exhibition, which was organized under the concept of “Backpacking in the World’s Creative Cities,” takes place at the Event Hall and Design Gallery in Dongdaemun History and Culture Park. Since the two exhibition halls have been interconnected, the exhibition enables visitors to gain diverse cultural experiences about 29 UNESCO Creative cities in seven categories, in a free environment, as if they are on backpack tour.
The exhibits were sent from various cities, and the exhibition consists of “Design City Zone,” “Literature City Zone,” “Movie City Zone,” “Media Art City Zone,” “Music City Zone,” and “Arts and Craft and Folk Art City Zone.”
The Showcase for UNESCO Creative Cities will be held at the Event Hall and Design Gallery in the Dongdaemun History and Culture Park through December 9. The exhibition halls will open from 10 am to 9 pm every day without holidays.
※ Dongdaemun Culture and History Park: http://ddp.seoul.go.kr/eng/