PLATFORM – Program Partners
Diversity is not only desirable, it’s the goal. The VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has always sought to be a powerful platform for designers, companies and educational and cultural institutions from Vienna, Austria and around the world. This idea has been central to the festival since it was founded and must remain so, especially in such challenging times (even if this has to be in a decidedly decentralized manner). From museums to tiny galleries, from startups to global players, from forgers of new ideas to dyed-in-the-wool Viennese producers and traders, the formats curated by the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK are complemented in an important way by the projects of our Program Partners who make a significant contribution to the festival’s diversity and quality. Firmly embedded in the closely-knit international festival network, these institutions, companies and offices from Austria and abroad will once again make use of the opportunity to present contributions that have been conceived and specially created for the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and, as a result, jointly demonstrate the breadth of the creative and economic potential of design. The thematically varied program includes exhibitions, lectures and workshops, together with presentations, installations, experiments and more. Thanks to their presence at numerous locations across the city, the Program Partners make Vienna a City Full of Design every year.