Every month, the Forward Calendar brings you the most important events from our community. In contrast to regular event calendars, we don’t just collect an innumerable amount of exhibitions and conferences taking place in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Our calendar is a collection of the most inspiring events from the Forward universe. The kind of calendar that brings you forward.


Design with Grid



Workshop with exclusive access to Nike Grind Materials, expert mentorship, and design thinking training for the OpenIDEO Design With Grind Challenge.



Date:  14. April 2018, 1.00 – 5.30 PM
Place: CRCLR House, Berlin
Register here


Best of Austrian Design Exhibition


In September 2017 the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digitization and Economic Affairs (BMDW) appointed the winners of the Austrian “Staatspreis Design 2017”. 28 Finalists emerged from a total of 266 design projects. In April, the entrees of all finalists can be seen at the designform Styria.



Date:  10. April 2018, 6.30 PM
Place: Designforum Styria, Graz
More info here


Designed in Switzerland, made in the world


A talk with Christian Harbeke (Nose Design Experience)
and Renate Menzi (curator Museum for Gestaltung Zurich)


As co-founder of Nose Design Experience, mechanical engineer and product designer Christian Harbeke is responsible for the design of industrial products. His spectrum ranges from the internet box for Swisscom to the design of trains inside and outside. Christan and Renate discuss the complexity of such large-scale projects and examine the significance of “designed in Switzerland”.



Date:  11. April 2018, 6.00 PM
Place: Museum for Gestaltung, Zurich
More info here


Tschutti Heftli Matchday Poster


Graphic designers from 20 nations were at work for the Swiss art project tschutti heftli and for the international poster festival «Weltformat». They created a poster for each of the 48 World Cup soccer games.



Date:  14. April 2018, 6.00 PM
Place: Houdini Bar, Zurich
More info here


Forward Festival Spin Off Vorarlberg



Experience the Forward Festival Vienna at the designforum Vorarlberg. With exciting speakers on site at the designforum, livestreaming of the lectures from the opening day in Vienna, discounted festival tickets for the festival in Zurich and Munich, DJs and much more.



Date:  26. April 2018, 6.00 PM
Place: Designforum, Dornbirn
More info here


Grand Opening Public Art Munich 2018


Swiss performance artist Massimo Furlan’s re-enacts the legendary 1974 football match between East and West Germany at the Munich Olympic Stadium. The game will be performed by only two participants, one as Sepp Maier and one as Jürgen Sparwasser. Two original radio commentaries will accompany the match, returning football—this time as art—to the Olympic arena.



Date:  30. April 2018, 67.00 PM
Place: Olympic Stadium, Munich
More info here