Design is a story full of misunderstandings and clichés, especially when it comes to the issue of gender. Hence, in 2019, Design Month Graz focuses on the topic of “Women & Design”. This year’s event will also provide new insights into the local creative industries, international contributions and many opportunities for exchange and networking.
Istanbul Design Collection
Experience the whole essence of design in Graz – in 31 days, like when the river Mur turns into the Bosporus as Istanbul dominates the Murinsel in terms of design activities. In 2019, Istanbul will participate in Design Month Graz as a UNESCO City of Design and cooperation partner of Creative Industries Styria with two programs.The exhibition “Istanbul Design Collection”, which will take place from 11th to 29th May at designforum Steiermark, will exhibit fashion, art, industrial design, graphic design and handicraft products from different times and different fields in Istanbul from the 17th century until today. At the three-day event “Istanbul @ Murinsel Graz” you will also have the chance to get to know the design landscape of Istanbul better.
To Death with a Smile
The poster exhibition “To Death with aSmile“, organized and curated by Alvaro Rego, MUMEDI – Museum of Mexican Design from Mexico City, shows 106 poster at Lesliehof, Joanneumsviertel, international works on the subject of death from a satiric point of view. During the Design Month Graz a selection of some of the best poster will be exhibited. All works shownare by women.
Posters by: Erika Flores (Mexico), Victoria Ramos (Mexico), Irina Babushkina (Russia)
World Wide Things Collection
The exhibition “World Wide Things Collection” at Neue Galerie, Joanneumsviertel Graz, shows typical local products from the UNESCO Cities of Design. You can see works from Istanbul, Puebla, Mexico City, Detroit, Saint-Etienne, Singapore and Graz. The Project “The World Wide Things Collection” is a worldwide marketplace for carefully selected design products. 120 objects from 7 cities are shown during Design Month in Graz.
At Joanneumsviertel in Graz you can also experience the presentation of the “Village Chairs” by architect Carlo Malerba from Torino. The Chairs merge the typical skylines of well-known cities with modern furniture design and and create seating places of a special kind.
1 month, more than 30 shops and 15 Seconds
For the sixth time, Graz-based shops open their doors for “Design in the City” and for the period of one month turn their retail spaces into showrooms, hotspots and meeting places for designers and interested guests. In addition, the design festival “assembly” is back and invites you to delve into the world of fashion design in May. The program features another highlight, namely the “Fifteen Seconds Festival”, which has become an interdisciplinary and international business festival within a few years.