Designmonat Graz

May 11 to June 9, 2019

Designmonat Graz 2019

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 brought to the public fore from 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 and Hollenegg Castle for Design, the UNESCO City of Design Istanbul 2019 is close cooperation partner of Creative Industries Styria. Within the framework of two program points of Design Month Graz it is possible to get acquainted with the design landscape of Istanbul. Another fixed program is the Designfestival assembly, which focuses on fashion design.


"Women & Design"

No Clever Design without Gender Awareness and Gender Sensitivity! Design Month Graz 2019 focuses its program on the topic “Women & Design”.


Design Month Graz 2019 and the exhibitions at Joanneumsviertel will open on May 10 at 19.30 by Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, Minister for Economics, Tourism, Europe, Science and Research (region of Styria), as well as Mayor Siegfried Nagl. Salutation by Eberhard Schrempf. Registration is requested

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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. The spectrum ranges from initiatives of single designers to those of big local design educational establishments and institutions. 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.