International seminar held by UNESCO, Itaú Cultural and UFRGS discuss about actions related to culture and sustainable development

The three-day virtual international virtual meeting holds conferences, panels, workshops and workshop presentations on the Economy and Policies of Culture and Creative Industries with the participation of guests from various countries.

UNESCO, the Itaú Cultural Observatory, and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFGRS) will hold the International Seminar on Economy and Policies of Culture and Creative Industries from 6 to 8 October (Wednesday to Friday). The meetings virtually talk about Culture and sustainable development, indicators, creative cities and emerging industries, accompanying the actions aimed at 2021, instituted by UNESCO as the International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

Seminar activities are broadcasted on the Itaú Cultural website and Itaú Cultural YouTube channel. In turn, the survey presentations selected through an open call to participate in the event’s agenda are posted on the UFRGS website

Bringing together guests from Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, Kenya and the United Kingdom, the seminar opens on the 6 October (Wednesday) at 9:00 am (Brasilia time) with the conference Culture as a Necessary Axis for the Recovery’s Sustainable Development. It will address the role of Culture in the post-pandemic recovery based on sustainable development. The debate includes the participation of Ernesto Ottone, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture; Marlova Jovchelovitch Noleto, Director and Representative of UNESCO in Brazil; Eduardo Saron, Director from Itaú Cultural; André Cunha, Professor at UFRGS. The mediation is by Jader Rosa, Manager of the Itaú Cultural Observatory.

At 10:40 am, the Session is What Indicators are Needed to Include Culture in the Economic Political Agenda? Leandro Valiati, a Professor at UFRGS, will mediate the meeting. In addition, Guiomar Alonso, UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in West Africa, and Hasan Bakhshi, Director of the Center for Evidence and Policy for Creative Industries in the United Kingdom, will discuss the importance of using indicators for the cultural sector to support the formulation of public policies.

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