Website: www.designmonat.atSaint-Etienne meets Graz
From 30th April to 1st June 2014, Saint-Etienne will be the guest of honour of Graz Design Monat Festival. Each year since 2012, Graz UNESCO Creative City of Design (Austria) invites a partner city of the UNESCO Network to this event, to show international design, creativity, innovations and development as well as supporting the exchange of know-how.
After Buenos Aires in 2012 and Nagoya in 2013, Saint-Etienne will propose an exhibition, conferences and participation in cultural events to show local design and the creative work of the city.
The exhibition ‘Saint-Étienne meets Graz’ is constructed as a journey, inviting the visitor to discover where and with whom design is developed in the city. It aims to show that design is a tool for improving the daily lives of citizens in Saint-Étienne. It demonstrates that design is a catalyst and the creative potential of all, through the achievements implemented in public policies, City for all, urban space, Habitat, nurseries and schools, companies, shops, exhibitions, and the ‘Manufacture’. creative district.
During this Design Month, numerous design events, festivals, projects and workshops will take place all over the city and turn Graz into a central point of creativity. In 2013, 75,000 people visited and/or participated in the “Designmonat”.
Find out more: www.designmonat.at