Valencia World Capital of Design 2022 promises a busy year filled with numerous activities and a large influx of both domestic and international tourists.
(17.11.) Valencia World Capital of Design 2022 organisers unveiled yesterday the official programme of activities for “an event that will be a landmark in Valencia’s history”.
According to their statement, the Valencia World Capital of Design 2022 event will attract over two million people and more than 200,000 foreign visitors in 2022.
The programme offers some 100 different activities, 150 top speakers, 70 conventions, 25 spaces, 36 exhibitions, and 7 international media-impacting events. Nearly 85 percent of the city’s main exhibition centres will be involved, with a special design programme running through 2022. MuVIM, IVAM, CCCC, Las Naves, la Rambleta, Atarazanas, the National Museum of Ceramics, the Botanical Garden, La Nau, San Po V Museum, Chirivella Soriano Foundation, Veles e Vents, Feria Valencia, and the Ciutat de les Arts I les Ciències are among the participants, with a total of 16 additional exhibitions added to those announced by Valencia World Capital of Design 2022
The event will take place throughout the year, but the most intense activities are expected to take place in four months: March, April, June, and September. The traditional month of design in Valencia is September, when both the Valencia Furniture Fair and Valencia Design Week take place.
The presentation of the Official Program of Valencia World Capital of Design 2022 took place in the magnificent setting of Palau De Les Arts. The Mayor of Valencia, Joan Ribo, was present, along with other members of the local government team, and announced that the event’s focal point will be a modular pavilion installed in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. After the event, this pavilion will be relocated to another part of town and will become a permanent feature as a legacy of the Valencia World Capital of Design 2022 event.
According to the mayor, the pavilion will be “the centrepiece of a year full of activities, where the entire city will breathe design in every corner, with workshops, exhibitions, conferences, and meetings.” It will serve as the Valencia World Capital of Design 2022 exhibition hall, but it will also be open to public involvement, where activities and debates will take place. Here you will be able to find out more about Valencian design and its connection to industry and handicrafts, furniture, wood, ceramics, graphic arts, toys, and textiles.”
Natural materials, artisanal processes, and sustainability will be reflected in the pavilion’s design and trends. Built on 350 square metres, it will be a “place to meet, enjoy Valencian design, and be inspired,” according to the mayor.