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Design Month Graz 2020

08 May - 07 Jun 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we, as organisers of the Design Month Graz, have decided to cancel the festival this year. The 12th edition of the festival, which should have taken place in Graz from 8 May to 7 June, is now being cancelled in view of the current state of emergency. Individual exhibitions and projects, which were already well advanced in their planning and preparation, will be presented in the Design Month Graz 2021. The same applies to the programme focus “Better Future”, which has become even more relevant due to the current situation
We would like to thank all those who have been so intensively involved in the planning and development of the Design Month so far and are already looking forward to a good cooperation next year.



Design Month Graz gives insights into various creative disciplines and points of contact to the most diverse designers. Events such as exhibitions, workshops or lectures invite you to network in the UNESCO City of Design Graz.

Design Month Graz bundles and condenses the energy of the local creative industries within one month, makes it visible to the outside world and thus makes a central contribution to anchoring the creative industries in people’s consciousness. It provides a space for innovative projects – be it experimental or commercial – and thus heightens the perception of the meaning of design: it is not about purely decorative behaviors (design as styling), but about the economic relevance (design as development and value added process) as well as the transformational power of design in economy and society.

Numerous local partners are also involved in Design Month Graz. The term “design month” acts as an umbrella brand and assembles the individual activities under one uniform appearance, without jeopardizing their independence. The Creative Industries Styria coordinates and organises the Designmonat Graz and spans a substantive and programmatic range from a variety of individual initiatives from designers to the large local design training institutions, thereby enabling synergies and cooperation between the creative industries and “classic” companies.

From May 8 to June 7, 2020, a dense and diverse program will be presented in the Austrian UNESCO City of Design. Exhibitions, lectures, workshops, presentations and guided tours bring the value and meaning of design to the public. It puts the city in a state of exception in which design can be perceived everywhere.

Design Month Graz 2020 focuses its program on the topic “Better Future”.