Civic Factory is an urban festival that took place in November 2016 in La Marina de València. For a month we prototyped the Civic Factory concept developed by CivicWise, which involved the activation of this building, former base of the America’s Cup Race.
A Civic Factory is understood as an intersectoral civic space for the common design of the city. Through different formats, based on Collective Intelligence and Civic Innovation, it promotes the generation of proposals with a positive impact on the city. From the Civic Factory, collaborative dynamics are promoted that lead the different agents that make up the city (institutions, private sector, academia, civil society, …) to share their resources, knowledge, skills and experience with the city to respond to the problems of the city.
In June 2017 Factoría Cívica won the Social Innovation Award of the City Council of Valencia. Since 2018 Factoría Cívica has been tested in different cities, among them Valencia en Colector. Internationally the different Civic Factories are grouped in the Civic Factory Network, driven by CivicWise.