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)


Day 1
21 Sep 2016
Day 2
22 Sep 2016
Day 3
23 Sep 2016

Kunming Old Street Creative Space

The protection of historical and cultural blocks in the process of urbanization in China and the construction of cultural and creative space

Group discussion

Multiple forces and supporting policies for the construction of cultural and creative space in historical and cultural blocks

Yunnan Ethnic Culture Village

 Spatial display of ethnic cultural life in multi ethnic minority areas under the background of tourism industry

Group discussion

The authenticity, the economic value and the operation mode of the spatial exhibition for the ethnic culture village

Shicui ethnic cultural creative operation space in Wangfujin Department Store

The building and operating of the creative business space for the traditional ethnic crafts in the era of globalisation and network

Group discussion

 Cross-border Space Integration between business brand and creative culture enterprises

Jinding 1919 cultural creative space

 The scale and form of urban cultural and creative industrial park in western China

Group discussion

 The format and development direction of the cultural and creative industrial park in leisure tourism city.

Speech of ASEF

Speaker Ambassador Zhang Yan, CEO of ASEF

The development course and trend of China’s cultural and creative industries — a case study of creative space

Speaker: Li Yan, Director of the Cultural Development Institute of Yunnan University

Creativity, attractivity and incubation: the Dynamo case in Marseille/southen France

Speaker: Ferdinand Richard, director/founder of the AMI association Marseille

Ferdinand Richard

Cre.Zi Plus, a new creative framework in Palermo

Speaker: Davide Leone, the co-director Cre.Zi Plus, Ph.D. in Urban and Regional planning

Davide Leone

Mini workshop: Is possible to classify spaces for innovation, culture and creativity?

Speaker: Tony Ramos Murphy, director of Culturalink
Pau Rausell Köster, director of Econcult, University of Valencia

Tony Ramos Murphy
Pau Rausell Köster

The developing situation of the creative cultural spaces in Yunnan Province

Speaker: Fan Jianhua, ex-chairman of the Yunnan Provincial Association of Social Sciences

Research on the policy of cultural and creative industries in Yunnan Province

Speaker: Tong Zhiping, director of the industry development division in Yunnan Cultural Industry Development Office

Las Naves, where change happens

Speaker: Guillermo Arazo, head of programming of Las Naves

Guillermo Arazo

Darwin Ecosystem: a multidisciplinary, creative and co-working center

Speaker: Jean-Pierre Brossard, European Union project consultant and trainer

Jean-Pierre Brossard

Innovation in creative spaces through new technologies

Speaker: Bernard Custard, expert in new media and technology in cultural sector

Bernard Custard


(All the participants, including the European and Chinese scholars, experts, entrepreneurs and governors)