Placemaking for Innovation

Location:Valencia, Spain
Date:14.11.2018 - 17.11.2018

International co-creation workshop will be held at La Marina Living Lab to explore the role of placemaking in fostering open innovation.


What is La Marina Living Lab

“In La Marina de València we understand the value of co-creation and the importance of including different actors in the design and improvement of our urban environment. This is why we have collaborated with Western Sydney University (WSU) in the process of consolidating La Marina Living Lab – an urban laboratory, which uses systematic practices of participatory co-creation to design and reimagine inclusive and innovative public spaces. Our Lab is a user-based process through which public space is adjusted to the preferences of those who work, study and play in La Marina. Furthermore, it follows a multi-stakeholder approach, counting on the support of research organizations, public administrations, civic associations as well as the private sector”.


Marina Living Lab is “a place-based, open and collaborative process which generates new ideas, products, and services that are relevant to their social, economic and cultural context”


Marina Living Lab is “a place open to everyone, which regardless of its ownership, creates a physical and emotional framework that facilitates spontaneous encounters and interactions”


More about Marina Living Lab




NOV 15
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome & Registration
10:30 – 12:30 Keynote Speakers
Ramon Marrades (La Marina de Valencia)
Fernando Vilariño (European Network of Living Labs)
Pip Collin & Amanda Third (Western Sydney University)
Jeroen Laven (Stipo)
Charlot Schans (Stipo)
13:00 – 14:30 Exposition of previous projects & Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Boat trip & walking tour of La Marina
16:00 – 17:00 Panel 1. Strategies for Public Space Design
Hayrettin Gunc
Philippa Collin & Roos Gerritsma
Inés Novella
Levente Polyak
17:00 – 18:00 Panel 2. Innovation and Inclusive Economy
Martin Adler
Giulia Maci
Eoin Costello
Giles Semper
18:00 – 19:00 Informal group activity




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