The city of Valencia and, in general, the Valencian Community, is a land of creativity. The work of professional designers, architects, interior designers and illustrators over the last century shows a design culture that extends throughout the whole region.
WORLD DESIGN ORGANIZATION
The World Design Organization (WDO)®, formerly the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1957 to promote the profession of industrial design. WDO advocates industrial design driven innovation that creates a better world, engaging more than 150 member organizations in collaborative efforts and carrying out international programming—World Design Capital®, World Design Talks™, World Design Impact Prize™, World Industrial Design Day™, and Interdesign™. WDO has United Nations Special Consultative Status.
CAPITAL DEL DISSENY
The initiative to turn València into World Design Capital 2022 comes from the civil society, from a group of people (entrepreneurs, professionals and members of designers’ associations) that dreamt with the chance of Valencia becoming a world leader and they passed on this hope to companies and authorities that showed their support. This is the origin of the Associació València Capital del Disseny that started the whole process.
Announcement with the Mayor of Valencia that the city will bid to become World Design Capital.
Events for participation by residents involving the design and architecture sectors, journalists, social agents and society to debate on the capital status and its challenges.
Valencia is now officially a Candidate City recognised by the World Design Organization, bidding to become World Design Capital in the year 2022.
Honorific award given by the ADCV to the Associaciò València Capital del Disseny.
Valencia is now a finalist for World Design Capital 2022, shortlisted together with the Indian city of Bengaluru.
La Base at Valencia Marina is filled with design and development companies to celebrate Placemaking Week Europe.
Official visit to Valencia by the jury of the World Design Organization
Official announcement: Valencia will be World Design Capital in 2022.
Presentation of the announcement with the President of the Valencian Government, the Mayor of Valencia and the other political parties and agents involved.
Conference of the President of the World Design Organization, Luisa Bocchietto, at Feria Hábitat Valencia.
Trip to India to the World Design Assembly to collect the baton for World Design Capital in 2022.
Different professionals from the Valencian Community collect six of the most important national awards for design, innovation, comic and illustration.
Designscapes. Congress on public policies.
International Advisory Committee
World Design Capital Valencia 2022 presents the complete team of IAC (International Advisory Committee) ambassadors. This group of great international design figures offers us their support, assistance, backing and their advice when organizing the program of activities and implementation of projects. Their support is key for the organization, with the aim of showing the international backing of the sector for our programme.
Sara de la Mora
CEO of World Design Capital Valencia 2022
Financial Director of World Design Capital Valencia 2022
Projects Director of World Design Capital Valencia 2022
Communication Director of World Design Capital Valencia 2022
Director of Partnerships & International Promotion of World Design Capital Valencia 2022
Programme Director of World Design Capital Valencia 2022
Silvia Flórez Duarte
Design Community Engagement Manager
Communication and press of World Design Capital Valencia 2022
Carolina López Ortuño
Events & Marketing World Design Capital Valencia 2022
Administration of World Design Capital Valencia 2022
Roberto Heredia del Rey
Projects Department World Design Capital Valencia 2022
Programme Department World Design Capital Valencia 2022