Graz hosts the eleventh edition of Design Month Graz, the annual festival dedicated to contemporary Austrian design, until 12 June 2022
Graz, a UNESCO City of Design since 16 March 2011, considers design as a tool to shape the city, services and new products. This endeavor takes into account aesthetics, practicality, functionality and sustainability. Graz is an ambitious, dynamic and constantly evolving city, where cutting-edge architectures by internationally renowned designers dialogue with historic, centuries-old buildings. In fact, the city center of Graz houses works such as the Kunsthaus by Peter Cook & Colin Fournier, the Murinsel by Vito Acconci, Argos by Zaha Hadid Architects, and the Mumuth by Ben van Berkel, UNStudio, just name a few.
Green Transition is the theme of Design Month Graz 2022, which follows the New European Bauhaus project, a Europe-wide interdisciplinary transformation process. Through New European Bauhaus, the creative sector plays a key role in the search for sustainable strategies and solutions to meet the challenges of the future. Design Month Graz, therefore, presents to a wide audience the importance of design in everyday life and its key role in today’s society, where the community is becoming increasingly important.
The Festival includes a rich program of events enlivening the city of Graz for an entire month. During Design Month, there are opportunities for socializing and networking through lectures, workshops, tours, exhibitions, installations, and performances. Moreover, there are various independent initiatives by designers, educational institutions, universities, creative industries and businesses.