ACTIVATING A UNITED AND COHESIONED DESIGN ECOSYSTEM
World Design Capital Valencia 2022 is more than a calendar of events, more than a legacy and more than an institution. It is the materialization of a united ecosystem where organizations, professionals, companies, universities, schools, entities and institutions work together to make design known to society. A network that integrates Valencian society from its creative fabric and the different stakeholders: from citizens to the main agents of the public and private sectors.
At this level, about 70 collaboration agreements with local, national and international entities have already been signed and a total of 16 academic centers, 23 cultural venues, 28 institutional entities and a hundred creative professionals —Creative Supporters— that form a nucleus of designers and creative studios of great diversity.
Thanks to this engagement strategy, València World Capital of Design 2022 reaffirms its status as a hub and, in parallel, reaches other cities in Spain through events such as the Madrid Design Festival and the Ibero-American Design Biennial and institutions such as the FAD, the BCD and the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona. And all this without losing its international vision, since València has already had its own space in the design weeks of places such as Cuba, Lima, Berlin, Eindhoven or Dubai and co-creates with entities such as the Dutch Design Foundation, Triennale Milano, iF Design and Kaunas European Capital of Culture 2022.
Framed in this program of strategic alliances, a cycle of international content has been undertaken through agreements with “Guest Countries”, established as a replicable model to contribute to the internationalization of design. Among the first confirmed countries is the Netherlands, thanks to the collaboration of the Dutch embassy in Spain and leading entities in the country such as the Dutch Design Foundation and Design Academy Eindhoven.
The recent accession of València as World Design Capital 2022 as an official partner of the New European Bauhaus, marks the starting point of a movement that brings together 300 European entities and places the Mediterranean Bauhaus as the leader of the NEB movement at a regional level, with the ultimate goal to create solutions under the motto of “Beautiful, Sustainable, Together” to face global challenges.
The World Design Capital Valencia 2022 program has the involvement of 95% of the main exhibition venues and cultural entities in the city, such as IVAM, MuVIM, CCCC Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània, Bombas Gens, Fundación Chirivella Soriano, La Rambleta, Veles e Vents, Las Naves, Valencia Fair, Royal Shipyards, Museu Faller, Espai Alfaro, González Martí National Ceramic Museum, Manises Ceramic Museum, San Miguel de los Reyes Monastery and MACVAC Vilafamés. Along with them, many other spaces and key agents, such as the Valencia Conference Center, Fundación Conexus, Fundación Arquia, Institut Français de Valencia, Filmoteca, La Cabina, Cinema Jove, La Pinada Lab, Fallas I + E …
Schools and university centers have also been actively mobilized creating different projects within the capital: Polytechnic University of Valencia, University of Valencia, Jaume I University, UCH-CEU, ESIC, Barreira Arte + Diseño, EASD València and EASD Castellón , LABA Valencia, Berklee College of Music, Glasgow Caledonian University, among many others along with which initiatives continue to be added today.
Obviously, World Design Capital Valencia 2022 would not be possible without the support of professional associations such as —ADCV, CDICV, READ, CTAV, COACV, ComunitAD, Colegio de Publicitarios de la Comunitat Valenciana, La Exprimidora, LAVAC, Dimova, ArtEnBlanc— and local institutions —Ajuntament de València, Generalitat Valenciana – IVACE, La Marina de València, Visit València, Feria Valencia and Diputació de València—.
Likewise, World Design Capital Valencia 2022 receives the support of collaborating companies such as Actiu, Aidimme, Andreu World, Escato, FINSA, Fuente Primavera, Gandia Blasco Group, Industrias Saludes, La Imprenta, Logopost, LZF-Lamps, Padima, Point, Profiltek , Punt, Rolser, Tau ceramics, Teika, Torrecid, Veles e Vents, Vondom and Zumex.