Among the array of exhibitions, presentations, talks and screenings about design that shakes up the summer season in the Spanish city, also 2 exhibitions dedicated to playing and a children’s workshop from 12 to 17 July

The variety of free plans for all ages that the activities program of World Design Capital Valencia 2022 brings together to coincide with the summer season makes it possible to fill the Summer agenda with interesting events to do with kids during July and August.

Among the array of exhibitions, workshops, presentations, talks and screenings about design that shakes up the summer season in the Spanish city, also 2 exhibitions dedicated to playing and a children’s workshop from 12 to 17 July.

Exhibition “Houses to play with”

The exhibition “Casas para jugar” (Houses to play with) explores a traditional type of toy, the house, in the current social context. The exhibition, which can be visited until 28 August at the ‘González Martí’ National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts, features products from Spanish and international companies, as well as innovative projects from designers, focusing on new concepts that add value either through their ideas, their materials, their production methods or because they respond to the particularities and needs of the society they are aimed at.

Around the exhibition, the organisers Beatriz García Prósper and Patricia Rodrigo Franco have designed a children’s workshop that, from 12 to 17 July, invites visitors to play with experimentation and creativity through digitally created objects made from kraft cardboard and PLA in 3D printing.

Exhibition “Play with Design”

The Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània opens its doors to the exhibition “Play with Design” until 23 October. This initiative, co-ordinated by Milimbo, is an approach to design through play and is designed as a programme that shows and provides materials with which to engage in a constant dialogue between play and design.

Challenging the visitor to take an active part in it as a creator, “Play with Design” sets out to show that design is not alien to anyone and that, in addition to being very present in our lives, it is a tool for learning and human development.

About València World Design Capital 2022

After the biannual designation carried out by the World Design Organization®, the city of Valencia and, by extension, the Valencian Community, is a land of creativity. The work of design, architecture, interior design and illustration professionals over the last hundred years demonstrates a culture of design that extends throughout the territory.

The project, promoted by the Associació València Capital del Disseny and with the recently created Fundació del Disseny de la Comunitat Valenciana in charge of the legacy, has the support of Ajuntament de València, Generalitat Valenciana, Conselleria de Economía Sostenible, Sectores Productivos, Comercio y Trabajo, Instituto Valenciano de Competitividad Empresarial (IVACE), Diputació de València, Visit València, Feria Valencia, La Marina de València, Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) and Las Naves. In addition to having the Association of Designers of the Valencian Community (ADCV) and the Association of Interior Designers of the Valencian Community (CDICV) as promoters.

It is an initiative that has gone beyond the local level to become a project of national scale and international projection with the support of three ministries: the Ministry of Science and Innovation; the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism; as well as other institutions such as ICEX (Spain Export and Investment), Spanish Cultural Action, the CEV Business Confederation, the Forum of Renowned Spanish Brands, the Arxiu Valencià del Disseny and the Conexus Foundation. It has also received the support of collaborating companies such as Actiu, AIDIMME, Andreu World, Cosentino, EMTRE (Entitat Metropolitana per al Tractament de Residus), Finsa, Fuente Primavera, Gandia Blasco Group, Grupo Torrecid, Inalco, Industrias Saludes, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia, La Imprenta, Logopost, LZF-Lamps, Padima, Point, Profiltek, Punt, Renfe (official transport), Rolser, Tars, Tau Cerámica, Teika, Veles e Vents, Vondom, Wandegar and Zumex, as well as cultural spaces, educational entities and professional organisations such as READ (Spanish Network of Design Associations), ComunitAD, FAD (Foment de les Arts i del Disseny), ArtEnBlanc platform, Dimova, the Official College of Advertisers of the Valencia Region and the Territorial College of Architects of Valencia.