Marina de Valencia Living Lab: An Activation Project

In 2017 the Concorsio Valencia 2007 entered the second decade of transformation of the Marina de Valencia. The strategic plan 2017–2022 outlines a vision for the Marina as a place of experimentation and innovation, enabling both tradition and invention to drive the transformation of the economy, urban environment and civic culture of Valencia. In this project, the Intergener8 Living Lab is supporting the Marina de Valencia to create an experimental research and development ecosystem in which systematic practices of participatory design are applied to reimagine inclusive and innovative public spaces.

Researchers: Dr Philippa Collin (ICS), Associate Professor Amanda Third (ICS), Ramon Marrades Sempere (Marina de Valencia), Dr Michelle Catanzaro (School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University)

Funding: Marina de Valencia

Period: 2018 (this line of research has continued in other projects)