Festivals are places for experiencing and discovering. They provide informal spaces and safe surroundings for exchanging and understanding. In this sense, the varied education program of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK takes visitors of every age by the hand and offers opportunities to experience, access, or discuss design in the company of others. From the classical guided tour of the Festival Headquarters to insider-led tours of hidden places (Skate Spots! Beisl! Architecture!) – the wide-ranging program offers dozens of suitable opportunities for shared experiences that will leave powerful lasting memories in our daily life. One special focus is our range of events for schools and children that bring the notion of design closer to young people. And the team of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is once again offering a glimpse behind the scenes at the festival. In a nutshell: The education program of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK brings design to exactly the place where it’s most urgently needed – to the people.


VIENNA DESIGN WEEK tip: the VDW21 app enables festival visitors to plan their own route and playfully navigate their way through the City Full of Design: Collect points, save favorites, share experiences with friends, and, thus, never lose the overview of personal program highlights.

Specially for school classes: The festival’s school tours show how design influences the daily lives of young people. Together with the education team, as a group, or on their own – pupils can explore the exhibitions in the Festival Headquarters and projects in the Focus District Brigittenau. The subjects are varied: Digital matters, the urban food supply, sustainability, and art. In addition to this, the festival offers a handout for teachers, with which they can also guide their pupils through the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK themselves.

The OeAD supports active artistic and cultural education in schools: The subsidized school tours (ten tours, available on a first come, first served basis) must be booked 14 days before the festival. There are three lessons per tour and the cost contribution for each tour is 60 €. Further information will be available shortly.