Ciudad del Diseño de la UNESCO
The city of Graz was appointed as UNESCO City of Design on March 14th, 2011.
With its strong history of design culture, the city of Graz articulates a commitment to embracing design and the creative industries as a strategic tool for socio-economic and cultural development. The city demonstrates a growing creative economy with small and medium-sized enterprises across the various fields of design industry, which influences not only the local economy but also the quality of life for its citizens.
The city’s cultural influence has been manifested through its designation and international profile as European Cultural Capital (2003), UNO City of Human Rights and Capital of Culinary Delights. Furthermore, the city has the potential to be a catalyst for international network in the region, particularly to undertake a role as a gateway to Southeastern Europe stimulating the design field with regional influence.