Ashgabat dialogue of international designers was held today at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry as part of the activities to include Ashgabat in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the nomination “Design” in a hybrid format.
The forum, organized by the hyakimlik of the capital together with the Secretariat of the National Commission for UNESCO, brought together leaders and specialists from relevant organizations.
Through digital communications, they were joined by representatives of specialized structures and higher educational institutions from Canada, Turkey, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, which was another evidence of the recognition of the important role of our white marble capital in the development of international cultural dialogue, as well as the fact that Ashgabat is firmly established among the most beautiful cities in the world.
At the meeting, a high assessment was given to the urban planning policy of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. As noted, the renewing appearance of Ashgabat, the “pearl of Central Asia”, clearly reflects the progressive dynamics of the country’s socio-economic progress, its multifaceted potential, rich history and cultural traditions of the Turkmen people.
The white marble capital is constantly growing with new architectural ensembles and well-maintained residential areas built as part of the work to improve the social standard of living of the population.
The main city of the country expands its borders year after year, delighting with its originality, for which it has been awarded many international certificates. The recognition of the high quality of the objects being built here was the introduction of a number of them into the Guinness Book of Records.
Speaking about the importance of including Ashgabat in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the Design category, the speakers emphasized that the large-scale project would become a platform for cooperation in the context of strengthening the role of landscape architecture in urban development. As is known, the Turkmen capital was awarded the International Certificate for assistance and contribution to the United Nations initiative “Trees in Cities” through greening campaigns.
Specialists are working consistently in this area. An example of this is the recently held Ashgabat forum “Design-2022” and the International Exhibition “Design without Borders”.
The participants of this forum who spoke online noted that the Network, created in 2004, determines the creative potential of its members in seven thematic areas - art and craftsmanship, folk art, design, cinematography, gastronomy, literature, media and music.
The activities of the participating cities are aimed at cooperation and the development of partnerships in order to promote creativity and the cultural industry.
Speaking of this, foreign representatives emphasized that the current meeting would serve as an effective platform for exchanging experience, increasing the level of participation in cultural life, as well as in developing plans for economic and social development.
As the participants noted, the “Network of Creative Cities” is designed to develop cooperation in the global space between cities ready to invest in creativity, to become an engine for their sustainable development and social integration, as well as expanding the influence of culture in the world.