Opening 4 May 2018 | Joanneumsviertel Graz
Duration 5 May to 3 June 2018
Last year, with a total of 91,100 visitors at 126 activities and events with 431 designers and labels, Designmonat Graz created a month-long exceptional atmosphere in the city. The fact that Designmonat Graz has long since become a fixture in the international calendar of events shows the ranking among the 50 best events in 2018 worldwide by the British Architecture and Design Magazine Dezeen on dezeen.com
Hence the tenth edition of the Festival in 2018 will once again turn the UNESCO City of Design into a stage for regional, national and international creative people from all design disciplines and welcome numerous guests from the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Designmonat Graz 2018 will open on May 4 at Joanneumsviertel, together with the exhibition SELECTED, featuring international contemporary interior and product design. The opening weekend carries on with the Designers’ Breakfast by the format ‘Design in the City’ on Saturday. During the festival there will be a special focus in the Styria region of Hartberg-Poellau.
This year the festival is dedicated to the topic Tolerance. It will question how subjective perceptions and evaluable parameter interact or counteract when it comes to ‘good design’. Assuming that good design transcends borders and needs creative escalation, the discourse will deal with the approach how to foster tolerance within the design process and where the challenging relationship of tolerance and design could lead to.