Marina de Valencia Living Lab Activation Project

The 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 partnership with the Marina de Valencia, he Young and Resilient Initiative will run a living lab activation project to support an intergenerational citizen-centred, co-research and co-design process that brings together diverse stakeholders to assess the current vitality of the Marina and co-design ideas for the precinct to trial and test. The Marina de Valencia Living Lab will be documented in real time to provide a process for the ongoing activities of the Living Lab; a baseline by which to evaluate and measure changes arising from the ideas and initiatives generated by the Lab and as a model for other sites of transformation in Valencia and beyond. 

Researchers:

Dr Philippa Collin (Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University)

Associate Professor Amanda Third (Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University)

Ramon Marrades Sempere (Marina de Valencia)