An entire month dedicated to design is waiting for us at Graz!
The Design Monat Graz is different from before but innovative as always and exciting as never before. It is happening.
There will of course be no opening event. In-person events will be few and far between. Nevertheless, there is an immensity to experience virtually and online in the UNESCO City of Design Graz that is now celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Here you have a couple of exhibitions that we would definitely like to visit once we’ll arrive at the Creative Industries Styria.
The exhibition Fantastic Plastic aims to raise awareness about the value of plastic as a raw resource. It highlights the numerous approaches of designers to reuse plastic and integrate it into a sustainable product circle. The possibilities to (re-)use plastic are endless!
The objects on display are projects and products designed by a total of 27 international and national design studios that kept an experimental approach in mind.
In the exhibition SUREAL. Sustainable Responsive Art Lab, the SelfSightSeeing Company is presenting its innovative designs for the new Merkur Campus, the international headquarters of Merkur Versicherungs AG in Graz, as part of the Design Month Graz 2021. There, the SelfSightSeeing Company designed over 10,000 square meters of office and conference space, a customer center, the lobby with a café, 20 think tanks, terrace areas and a fitness studio with boutique & spa areas in the sport-historical context of Merkur Versicherung.
Using selected design examples, the exhibition demonstrates the approach of the artist duo to such Kunst- & Unternehmens Kooperationen (KUK, art & company collaborations) and conveys to visitors how an interplay of business, art, architecture and people works in the context of sustainable thought and creative processes.
30 Ways for a better future
a special “micro-mediation format” was developed for the Designmonat Graz 2021: On the basis of 30 selected program points on the topic of “Better Future”, answers and solutions for a better future will be sought with the help of analog and digital micro-guided tours of projects, exhibition contributions, conversations and meetings with designers.
The program includes guided tours of exhibitions such as Fantastic Plastic in Herrengasse and SUREAL. Sustainable Responsive Art Lab at designforum Steiermark. Podcasts on the themes of Design Month and guided tours as part of Design in the City are also part of the exhibition.
For more information click HERE to get the full program.