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 10 May to 9 June 2019.
In addition to the annual formats such as “Design in the City”, the CIS-Design Battle and exhibitions in design forum 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 the Turkish capital. Another fixed program is the Designfestival assembly, which focuses on fashion design.
Graz Month of Design has established itself as an integral part of the event calendar of the city of Graz. The festival will be held by Creative Industries Styria, and will once again positioning the city of Graz as a design destination worldwide.
Design Month Graz 2019 focuses its program on the topic “Women & Design”.
Design and product design – especially in gender issues a story full of misunderstandings and clichés. The design of everyday objects still reflects the gender stereotypes of their designers. The most famous designers – as in architecture – are still men. While the areas of fashion and graphic design are largely determined by women, the industrial and product design division still seem firmly in the hands of men. What it takes is an awareness of gender-sensitive design and, last but not least, designers who are ready to break stereotypes with pleasure.