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The #York brochure written in Korean #UNESCOconf

17 Nov

A great looking fully translated brochure about York, fully translated and printed in Korean.

We have distributed those all over the centre and to all the UNESCO Creative City Delegates

Live Station ‘Egg’ #breakfast #UNESCOconf

17 Nov

Excellent Eggs this morning. We like this Live Station 🙂

Day 2 go! Bags are on tables and DVDs are distributed #UNESCOconf

17 Nov

We have handed out all the promos and booklets today – We are at the Mayors’ round table discussion where each of the designated cities present their City’s approach to the network.

We have honed our presentation and now have 32 slides and the two minute edit of the promo movie.

We have 10 minutes – to make the case. We go live at 5.30 pm Korean time which is 9.30 am UK time.

We will keep you posted

Marcus and Kersten

A day at the conference #UNESCOconf

16 Nov


The Mayor of Seoul, Mr Park won Soon, addressing the start of the Conference


The site visit to Dongdaemun Design Park where all the designated cities shared their work


Kersten at the Park Entrance with the mascot of Seoul’s Design City


A view from inside the construction site for the new Design Centre


The Korean musical performance in the evening



A door I passed today #Seoul #UNESCOconf

16 Nov

This was at the restaurant we all went to for the Mayoral reception.

I saw no-one go in, and no-one come out…

It is 4.45 in the morning here. I am up answering emails.

More a bit later…

We’ve got Seoul… #UNESCOconf

16 Nov

Outside the COEX Conference Centre – where we spent the day today. A chance to meet the 26 Creative Cities and the other applicant cities

Had conversations today with people from Buenos Aires, Berlin, Glasgow, St Etienne, Sapporo, Shenzhen, Edinburgh, Santa Fe, Antalya, Dublin, Seoul, Paris, Melbourne, Montreal, Kentucky, and loads more…

I have tons of business cards and I have worn a hard hat to go on a tour of the new Design Centre being built here at the cost of $4.1bn. It was a long tour. The Centre will be enormous.

I have eaten small little fishes that I thought were noodles, and had asparagus, bacon and shrimp dim sum for breakfast.

I have been up for 18 hours now. I may not be making coherent sense to anyone but myself now. So I am going to head to bed – it is nearly Thursday in a couple of minutes.

We have a presentation to do tomorrow. I will choose an alternative breakfast in the morning. Fresh fruit.

That will be a good idea. I will post a picture of Kersten and myself wearing blue hard hats if we get a couple of likes to this post…

It’s up to you…

That’s all folks



Delegate bags now packed for delivery #UNESCOconf

16 Nov

All the delegate bags have been packed – with promo DVD – document, City brochure in Korean and English –

We present our slides and talk tomorrow – we have just been through it, edited and adapted it

It has been a long day today, with a trip to the Unesco Creative Cities exhibition and a full day of Mayoral talks.

Very exciting and we have met some great partners and collaborators. More later