More than 75.000 visited 53 events within 30 days at Design Month Graz 2013.
With its dense program of 53 events Design Month Graz 2013 has attracted more than 75.000 people to attend local and international contributions - be it exhibitions, festivals, discussions, conferences or other highlights. This year Design Month focussed on the economic value of Design, introducing lecturers such as Airbus chief designer Paul Edwards and Kone Art Director Anne Stenros at the European Design and Business Dialogue on the first weekend. However, international interest and participation had never been more present: delegations from Kobe, Saint Étienne, Nagoya and Beijing as well as lecturers and designers from Romania, Poland, Israel enriched the program.
850 people attended the opening of Design Month at designHalle opposite the shopping center CITYPARK with exhibitions such as design from partner City of Design Nagoya, "Tools for the design revolution", "SELECTED: it's just design" and "UNPolished - Young Design from Poland". Pop Up Stores offered design from Styria and the freshly build container-house "COMMOD" by ContainMe architects extended the area of the festival center.
The international recognition of Design Month by media worldwide resulted in articles in China, Brazil and Italy. Last but not least local enterprises seized the opportunity to use the stimulus of design in their economic process.
IMPRESSIONS OF DESIGN MONTH 2013:
Creative Industries Styria would like to thank all the participants whose contributions formed and enriched this year's program. Last but not least - a big thank you to all the visitors - their vital interest is Design Month's true success.
LET'S TALK ABOUT DESIGN MONTH 2014
The next Design Month is due from 30 April to 1 June 2014. So start thinking about your contribution, projects you would like to realize and send them to Creative Industries Styria. Our team will help you outline ideas for next year's program, the official Call for Program will open in late autumn 2013.