In 2018 ITKIUS has partnered with Tucson UCC Gastronomy and Krakow UCC Literature to utilize the Creative Knowledge Platform by ITKIUS to highlight the Days of Bread Celebration that took place during UCCN XII in Wolnica Square, Krakow.
To encourage the participation of all the UNESCO Creative Cities, the concept of “bread” was expanded beyond its traditional definition: “bread” is any staple food derived from mixing local ingredients (a flour of some kind is a must) that prepare a culturally significant staple food in a community. The inspiration derives directly from the words of the organizers of the event in Krakow:
“… bread is a symbol of fecundity and miracles, generosity and sharing … bread fulfills a specific function in social and culinary culture by providing nourishment and sustenance, and its methods of preparation and associated traditions are as diverse as the world itself”.
The results of the first edition of the project were presented through a book dedicated, with over 27 different bakers across 7 clusters of the UNESCO Network represented.
Picture by Klaudyna Schubert
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Mobile app screens
In order to make available the information collected in an easy way, we created a mobile application, on iOS and Android, where the public will find information about the Creative Cities and their peculiarities, the bakers and the traditions behind their breads and the millers and farmers who had participated!
For the city of Krakow, that participated to the project and was the location of the Annual Meeting, was created a specific itinerary dedicated to the traditional bakeries of the city. In this way the delegates and the people could discover virtually or physically the traditional bakeries of the hosting city!
Credit pictures by: Klaudyna Schubert