“Mapa del Disseny”, locations in the city of Valencia recognised for their design
22 Jun 2021 /

“Mapa del Disseny”, locations in the city of Valencia recognised for their design

Mapa del Disseny (www.mapadeldissenyvalencia.com) is a project created to geolocate all the spaces in the city of Valencia recognized for their design and creativity.

The project, promoted by World Design Capital Valencia 2022 and Visit València in collaboration with Agència Districte, will project the individual cases of dozens of premises, initially organised via the districts of Ciutat Vella, Benimaclet, Extramurs, l’Eixample, Jesús, Patraix, Campanar, Poblats Marítims, Pla del Real and La Saïdia, and progressively through any enclave, whether for the buildings themselves or their contents. 

This initiative, which is developed in various stages and will culminate in 2022, sets out to strengthen the reputation and prestige of Mediterranean design through one of its great historical legacies: ceramics. This knowledge has been held in our region for centuries and is still firmly rooted in artisan techniques, generating a differential value that is identified all along the Mediterranean coast thanks to the meaning of its design.

Intended as a reference guide for the local population and for visitors, with a triple version in Spanish, Valencian and English, Mapa del Disseny aims to become a contemporary guide to design in Valencia, presented via its physical spaces. A live guide in constant growth. In fact, the map itself will consist of a consultative cartographic process that will expand by means of collective participation, via a network of suggestions and consultations which, based on the quality criteria of World Design Capital Valencia 2022, will reward the design-oriented efforts made in Valencia. Furthermore, it will be a tool to enable citizens to create their own design routes and gain an overall understanding of the positive impact of design on the city. A tool that can grow over time to form real routes that can be followed in the city of Valencia, placing to focus on the use of design as a tool for discourse.

The aims of Mapa del Disseny include promoting the teaching of design; reinforcing the local professional design network, generating a community; and practising territorial branding, contributing to the challenge of Valencian design.