Design Month Graz 2023 ended on June 4, with more than 130 program events taking place over the course of 30 days. More than 110 program and project partners and guests from 13 nations made the wide spectrum of design and the internationality of the network tangible.
For the now fourteenth time, Design Month Graz 2023 presented the potential of the creative industries in Styria. With an extensive program and strong international participation from a total of 23 cities, the design festival offered an impressive representation of the City of Design Graz, which received great attention both nationally and internationally.
Under the focus “Revolution” the Design Month Graz 2023 showed the wide range of current revolutions. The focus was on the question of what contribution designers and creative professionals can make. Over the course of a month, many positive contributions from the creative industries were presented that point the way to a more sustainable future.
The design month was opened with revolutionary speeches in the center of Graz. Themes included architecture, industrial design, circular economy and consumption. The exhibitions “Circular Culture” and “Wood Craft Design” addressed the topic of circular economy under the overall title “Circular what?” at the Designforum Steiermark. The 10Rs of the circular economy strategy of the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection and the climate policy goals became visible by means of concrete examples. Designers and carpenters jointly created marketable products from wood processing residues. In the Design Clinic and the new Digital Clinic, experts offer free initial advice on design “emergencies” even beyond the Design Month. The website www.design-clinic.net enables direct contact. At “Design in the City,” 30 design-savvy stores presented products by national and international designers with a focus on ethical, resource-conserving and responsible production methods. Interested parties could also experience design outside Graz at Schloss Hollenegg for Design and at “almfrische” in Trahütten.