In May 2022, everything in Graz revolves around design. A dense and varied program provides visitors with insights into the creative sector and their design community. From exhibitions and conferences to well-established formats, visitors can expect around 100 program items over 37 days.
From May 7 to June 12, the 13th Design Month is taking place in Graz, organized and hosted by Creative Industries Styria. In 2022 – as far as the epidemiological situation allows – events will once again be primarily analogue and in-person. This year’s program focus GREEN TRANSITION is in line with the European GREEN DEAL and the NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS initiative. The program aims to inspire both the creatives themselves and a broad audience with a series of interesting events that present and reflect on contributions and solutions to the challenges of change and green transformation proposed by the creative sector.
For a whole month, design takes center stage in the city at 100 exhibitions, workshops, meetings, presentations and a multitude of individual initiatives by design studios, institutions, local design training institutions and universities as well as businesses.
The exhibition Design Everyday, curated by design duo VANDASYE, shows around 100 everyday objects and provides insights into the work of successful Austrian design studios. The show features furniture and everyday products that highlight sustainability and the responsible use of resources. At Design in the City, 30 design-savvy shops in Graz give young designers a platform to present their unique products, with guided tours of the individual shops by GrazGuides. Another highlight is the Design Clinic, which anyone interested in or affected by design problems can visit. Design professionals study and treat both aesthetic and functional ailments there. Other items on the program deal with the second life of leftover industrial resources, which are given a new function and thus a longer life with the help of Circular Design.
Design Month Graz 2022 is taking place from May 7th to June 12th 2022.
The official opening takes place on the evening of May 6th 2022.
About the Organizer
Creative Industries Styria GmbH is a networking organization for creative businesses in Styria and primary organizer of the Design Month Graz. It creates awareness for the creative sector on a regional and international level. As such, the organization actively participates in facilitating structural change towards a knowledge-based production society and initiates and coordinates initiatives and key projects in the creative sector. It acts as a cooperation partner and point of contact for institutions and companies looking to implement creative concepts, while also supporting their realization efforts with project-related advice and networking opportunities.
This is especially important because the creative sector strengthens innovation processes of companies through design as a holistic process for product and service innovations across all other economic sectors. It is therefore a key factor in location development and the formation of innovation hubs.
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