Design Month Graz provides an insight into various creative disciplines and links distinct design creators together. Events such as exhibitions, workshops or lectures invite you to network in the
UNESCO City of Design Graz.
Design Month Graz bundles and condenses the energy of the local creative industries within one month. It allows visibility to the outside world creating a central contribution which therefore enlightens the creative aspects within people’s consciousness. It provides a space for innovative projects – whether experimental or commercial – henceforth heightening the perception and the meaning of design. This does not purely include decorative behaviors such as design as styling, but it also considers the economic relevance, meaning design as development and value added process, which further enhances the transformational power of design in economy and society.
Numerous local as well as international partners partake in Design Month Graz. The term “design month” acts as an umbrella brand and assembles the individual activities under one uniform appearance, without jeopardizing their independence. The Creative Industries Styria coordinates and organises the Design Month Graz spanning a substantive and programmatic range from a variety within individual initiatives from designers to large local design training institutions, thereby enabling synergies and cooperation between the creative industries and “classic” companies.
In 2019, Design Month Graz will turn the UNESCO City of Design back into an urban design zone. Thanks to the diverse program, design will be reintroduced to the public fore initiating 11 May to 9 June 2019.
In addition to the annual formats such as Design in the City, the CIS-Design Battle and exhibitions in designforum Steiermark along with Hollenegg Castle for Design, the UNESCO City of Design Istanbul 2019 is closely in cooperation, and a loyal partner of Creative Industries Styria, subsequently within the framework of the two program points of Design Month Graz, it is possible to get acquainted with the design landscape of Graz as well as the design landscape of Istanbul. One important addition to this event consists of a fixed program called the Designfestival assembly, which concentrates on fashion design.
Design Month Graz 2019 focuses its program on the topic “Women & Design”.