It is no coincidence that Valencia is to be World Design Capital In 2022. It is the result of the work of three generations of designers, of the companies that put their faith in design, the investment by entrepreneurs who have used designers to launch their projects and the institutions that procure and programme design. The conjunction of all these social agents has led to the appearance of hundreds of physical spaces in the city of Valencia that, thanks to good design, mark the difference in a Mediterranean city that is open to the world.
Mapa del Disseny (Design map) is born of the need to give a voice to these projects, available www.mapadeldissenyvalencia.com. Live cartography is underway in Valencia via its galleries, restaurants, museums, cafés, hotels, shops, creative spaces… The platform with which to amalgamate the impulse that, district by district, can be felt throughout the city.
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.