World Cities Culture Forum : First Indian City To Join
Bengaluru has become the first Indian city to join the World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF), an organization founded in 2012 by the office of the Mayor of London.
- With 40 member cities already in its portfolio, Bengaluru becomes the 41st member of the forum.
- The city’s inclusion was attributed to its dedication to an inclusive and globalized culture.
- The WCCF will collaborate with the Unboxing BLR Foundation, and together, they plan to organize a ‘city festival’ to facilitate the exchange of cultural learning as part of the forum’s global outreach.
- Bengaluru is seen as a microcosm of the new aspirational India, showcasing a vibrant design and theatre community, numerous museums, and a cosmopolitan food culture, which will be highlighted and structurally presented through the WCCF platform