Kunming, with the reputation of “Spring City”, is the capital of Yunnan Province, as well as the gateway city and “bridgehead” city of China to the Southeast Asia and South Asia. At the same time, Kunming is also a national historical and cultural city in the country, and one of the centers in the western China for tourism and commerce.
Kunming is located in the middle of the Yunnan and Guizhou Plateau and at the center point of 5-hour aviation circles of Asian. Since the beginning of the “Southern Silk Road” over two thousand years ago, Kunming has always been the road hub of economic and trade connections and political relations between China and Southeastern Asia.
There are 25 ethnic groups living in Kunming, and the diversity and richness of different ethnic cultures accumulate a profound foundation for the development of the cultural and creative industries.
Now Kunming is positioned as the creativity-oriented city in both Yunnan Province and the west region of China, concentrating on cultural tourism, ethnic folk crafts, traditional culture and modern creativity, cultural consumption and artistic creation etc.
In recent years, cultural and creative spaces have been developed rapidly in the Kunming City. In 2015, the municipal government awarded ten cultural and creative spaces for the very first time in order to encourage the scaling and professionalism of the creative spaces and the cultural industries in the city.
With the development of the cultural and creative spaces, Kunming has gradually reduced its gap with the east region of the country in information, personnel, environment and capital, and promoted local cultural and creative projects into the capital market of the country.
(contributed by Wang Ying)
The protection of historical and cultural blocks in the process of urbanization in China and the construction of cultural and creative space
Multiple forces and supporting policies for the construction of cultural and creative space in historical and cultural blocks
Spatial display of ethnic cultural life in multi ethnic minority areas under the background of tourism industry
The authenticity, the economic value and the operation mode of the spatial exhibition for the ethnic culture village
The building and operating of the creative business space for the traditional ethnic crafts in the era of globalisation and network
Cross-border Space Integration between business brand and creative culture enterprises
The scale and form of urban cultural and creative industrial park in western China
The format and development direction of the cultural and creative industrial park in leisure tourism city.
Speaker Ambassador Zhang Yan, CEO of ASEF
Speaker: Li Yan, Director of the Cultural Development Institute of Yunnan University
Speaker: Ferdinand Richard, director/founder of the AMI association Marseille
Speaker: Davide Leone, the co-director Cre.Zi Plus, Ph.D. in Urban and Regional planning
Speaker: Tony Ramos Murphy, director of Culturalink
Pau Rausell Köster, director of Econcult, University of Valencia
Speaker: Fan Jianhua, ex-chairman of the Yunnan Provincial Association of Social Sciences
Speaker: Tong Zhiping, director of the industry development division in Yunnan Cultural Industry Development Office
Speaker: Guillermo Arazo, head of programming of Las Naves
Speaker: Jean-Pierre Brossard, European Union project consultant and trainer
Speaker: Bernard Custard, expert in new media and technology in cultural sector
(All the participants, including the European and Chinese scholars, experts, entrepreneurs and governors)