In 2016 Graz once again became a stage for creative and design enthusiasts from all over the world in May: Already for the eighth time, Designmonat Graz with its diverse and comprehensive programme brought all facets of design to the UNESCO City of Design on the Mur River. From April 30 to May 29 all together 51,000 people visited 122 single events with 84 programme partners and 379 national and international labels. 200 reports in print media, TV and radio and on 500 online portals at home and abroad showed that the Designmonat Graz is of growing importance on the international design stage.
Under the title Design [be]greifbar machen (easy to grasp design) Designmonat Graz gathered besides representatives of the local creative scene also a number of international guests from Berlin, Detroit, Dundee, Helsinki, Istanbul, London, Montréal, Moskow and Zagreb in the UNESCO city of Design.
Design Thinking – Thinking Design was the programme focus in Designmonat Graz 2016. One the one hand, it provided a field for the trend “Design Thinking” as a method for generating ideas in multidisciplinary teams, one the other hand, it was concentrated on the term DESIGN and also on how designers think in a conceptual way and implement ideas.