Design Month Graz
ico-D is pleased to endorse Design Month Graz "No Design, No Glory" from 10 May to 09 June 2019 in Graz (Austria) organised by Creative Industries Styria and supported by Beijing Design Week (BJDW). The event invites visitors to immerse in a design festival with international flair—in cooperation with Istanbul, Mexico City and other “Creative Cities” of the UNESCO network.
Last year, Design Month Graz broke all records in 30 days with 100,000 visitors at 121 events, workshops and exhibitions. This year’s event will also provide new insights into the local creative industries, provide international contributions and many opportunities for exchange and networking.
CONTRIBUTION OF THE CITIES OF DESIGN
Experience the whole essence of design in Graz - in 31 days — like when the river Mur turns into the Bosporus as Istanbul dominates the Murinsel for three days — in terms of design activities. The diverse programme completes the exhibition "Istanbul City of Design Collection" at designforum Steiermark. The poster exhibition To Death with a smile, organised and curated by MUMEDI - Museum of
Mexican Design from Mexico City, shows international works on the subject of death from a satiric point of view. World Wide Things at Joanneumsviertel Graz, is the second exhibition of Design Month Graz highlighting selected design from the UNESCO Cities of Design.
ONE MONTH, 30 SHOPS, 15 SECONDS
For the sixth time, Graz-based shops open their doors for Design in the City and over the course of one month, more than 30 shops participate by turning their retail spaces into showrooms, hotspots and meeting places for designers and interested guests. In addition, the design festival assembly is back and invites you to delve into the
world of fashion design in May.
The programme features another highlight, namely the Fifteen Seconds Festival, which has become an interdisciplinary and international business festival within a few years.
PROGRAMME FOCUS: WOMEN & DESIGN
Design is a story full of misunderstandings and clichés, especially when it comes to the issue of gender. Hence, in 2019, Design Month Graz focuses on the topic of Women & Design.