Design Month Graz
Design Month Graz 2009
The first edition of Designmonat Graz successfully came to an end on 24th May 2009. The Styrian creative industries managed to inspire 70.000 visitors and made a visible contribution to the international design calendar.
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For an entire month, the whole of Styria, but especially the capital Graz, was themed ‘Everybody design’. Being a central hub, the creative forces were successfully bundled and made visible. Designmonat Graz was meant to be an annual event in the internal festival calendar. Due to 30 events, exhibitions, festivals, and lectures we created awareness for the creative community and portrayed processes and progresses. This was also proved by the many media reports regarding the event.
Designmonat Graz does not only visualize the creative work but underlines the economic significance of the creative industries.
In the course of a comprehensive and multifaceted program, the manifold fields – ranging from architecture and literature to music, fashion, communication and product design – showed how much potential the creative community bears. A lot of partners, like Landesmuseum Joanneum, TU Graz, Joanneum Research, Haus der Architektur or Literaturhaus Graz, shared the common goal of visualizing this potential for everybody within Designmonat Graz.
Designmonat Graz was launched in the course of the fair Lebensart, with the exhibition ‘Showroom Styria’, which displayed design works of about 50 designers from the previous three years. A further focus of Designmonat Graz 2009 was the design festival assembly, the internationally renowned springfestival (springnine) for electronic music and the urban district festival Lendwirbel that took place around Mariahilferplatz. State-of-the-art design know-how, conveyed through various lectures and workshops, complemented the first Designmonat Graz.