Graz, Austria

Design Month Graz 2023

The Design Month Graz 2023 is all about the focus topic Revolution. Revolution, understood as a fundamental upheaval of the past has become an unmistakable constant in recent years.

Its concomitants – from pandemics to war – irritate and unsettle. Revolution in today’s sense, however, is complex; it is digital, social, green, and economic. And revolution means speed.

It is needed to drive change more urgently and to find solutions more quickly. “Soft transformation” alone will not be enough to move society and the economy forward in a positive way.

The creative industries are driving this revolution, and their players are developing intelligent and disruptive methods to find new ways and solutions to complex issues.

Design and creativity offer the necessary tools and techniques for this, and for everyone. In the area of tension between revolution and continuity, between disruption and tradition, between “no longer usable” and “not yet imaginable”, Design Month Graz 2023 offers a platform to bring these multiple revolutions to the public’s attention.

A lot is at stake. And nothing will ever be the same again. But things are moving forward.

Designmonat Graz is coordinated and organized by Creative Industries Styria.

As a networking society, Creative Industries Styria acts as a bridge-builder and networking node between the branches of the creative and traditional industry, aiming to improve and strengthen the market productivity and performance of all those involved. It raises awareness of the creative sector on a regional and international level and is a crucial part of the growth and innovation engine at the Styrian business location.

Creativity is understood as a valuable raw material for smart change. What is more, the diversity of a robust creative sector offers a considerable advantage for cross-innovative cooperation within the Styrian cluster landscape.