Since 2009, the Designmonat Graz bundles and consolidates the energy of the regional creative industries within one month, makes it visible and thus, contributes to a large share to the embedding of the creative industries in the public consciousness. It offers a stage to innovative projects, on an experimental as well as on a commercial level, and increases the awareness about the significance of design as a development and added value process.
With its dense and interdisciplinary program, consisting of exhibitions, festivals and a comprehensive dialogue program, Designmonat Graz is one of the most interesting international design events. Within one month, designers from different branches put the potential of creative work in the spotlight. As a fair for innovative design, the events offer numerous possibilities to discover design and its value for the economy and society. The spectrum ranges from initiatives of single designers to those of big local design educational establishments and institutions.
Designmonat Graz reflects the framework conditions of the prosperous marketplace of the creative industries in an interdisciplinary and international context. Successful examples for the connection of the creative scene with the economy, industry and commerce are reflected by the variety of events. They also offer a perfect environment for the creation of new synergies and co operations on the basis of future-oriented city development.
As UNESCO City of Design, Graz takes multiple chances for networking. During Designmonat Graz, the city expresses this especially through intense exchange with its design partner cities from the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Designmonat Graz is organized by the Styrian network corporation Creative Industries Styria.