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.


Forward Session Hamburg 2020



On August 21st we are hosting FORWARD SESSION 2020 which will be taking place at designxport Hamburg! This non-profit event will provide talks and panels on the most relevant topics of the creative industries during these difficult times – and will of course follows the guidelines for events by the authorities. Together with our speakers and partners, we are aiming to offer inspiration and best-practice approaches, insights, and perspectives on the current situation.

Since due to regulations only 50 guests are allowed in the venue the tickets will be raffled amongst the registered participants, so please make sure to fill out the form to win a seat. The lucky winners will be informed one week prior to the event. For everyone else, we will be providing a live stream of the event!



Date: August 21st (sign up for your ticket until August 16th)
Place: designxport Hamburg
More info and registration for tickets here


Vote for the Lockdown Special!



To be fair, it’s quite hard to name a favorite moment of this year’s lockdown. One thing that did brighten our days, though, were the projects submitted to our Lockdown Special. If they made your home office time as well, make sure to give them a vote for the best concept and idea for coping with the crisis in the competition ‘Creatives for Vienna’ by the Vienna Business Agency.

Now we need you to support us with only two clicks (!):

Click here to vote. As simple as that, no subscription needed.



Date: until August 16
Place: Click here to vote!


Katharina Grosse – It wasn’t us



The paintings of Katharina Grosse can appear anywhere. Her expansive works are multi-dimensional pictorial worlds in which walls, ceilings, objects, and entire buildings and landscapes are covered with bright colors. For the exhibition “It Wasn’t Us” the artist has transformed the Historical Hall of the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin as well as the outside area behind the building into an expansive image that radically destabilizes the existing order of the museum space.



Date: until 10.01.2021
Place: Hamburger Bahnhof , Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
More Infos here.


CCA-Frauenzimmer w/ Doris Ragetté und Anna Schwarzlmüller


Subject: Creative radio in Austria

At this edition of the Frauenzimmer, the importance and possibilities of creative radio in Austria will be discussed together with Doris Ragetté, the RMS manager and lecturer at the WerbeAkademie, and Anna Schwarzlmüller, the CCA radio award-winning advertising fan and radio finalist.

To sign up, simply send a mail to office@creativclub.at.



Date: August 6th, 5 – 6 pm
Place: Via Zoom

This is a Women Only Event!

More Infos here.


Norm – It’s not complicated



The name of the Zurich graphic design office Norm is the program. Design rules such as grids, proportions, and modularity characterize the precise solutions developed by Dimitri Bruni, Manuel Krebs, and Ludovic Varone. Their typefaces, books, posters, and corporate designs lead the tradition of Swiss Style into the future. In parallel, the office pursues research projects that explore the limits of visual design: How far can visual information be reduced and still remain recognizable? How many pixel combinations are possible for the same motif? And what dimension would a library have in which all these image variants would be stored? In his first museum exhibition, Norm presents an examination of the most fundamental elements and laws of graphic design.



Date: until Septemer 29th
Place: Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich
More Infos here.


Black Art Matters



Black Art Matters is a unique exhibition concept that shows internationally representative contemporary black photography. More than 70 renowned black photographers from all over the world will present their works in the Maag Halle in Zurich.



Date: until August 23rd
Place: Maag Halle, Zürich
More Infos here.


Online Discussion: >> Hiroshima Appeals: Talk << 


August 6, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. But for many people, living in peace is still not a matter of course. On this occasion, in memory of this terrible event, on that day there will be an online discussion, in the context of the exhibition “Posters for Peace: Hiroshima Appeals”.

Topics are the Japanese culture of memory and design as a form of communication.


Date: August 6th, 12 noon
Where: via Zoom

More Infos here.