With hundreds of design fairs, conferences and festivals happening around the world every year, it can be hard to choose which to attend.

We collected the best design festivals, presenting the maker movement and distributed design, happening the upcoming months!

Maker Faire Vienna


4 - 5 May, Vienna


Maker Faire Vienna is the biggest DIY festival in Austria and organized by Happylab Vienna for the third time in 2019. For many centuries Vienna has been a center for creativity and therefore offers perfect conditions for the emerging Maker movement, the young creative scene as well as start-ups and founders. Numerous institutions all over the city – like Fab Labs, maker- and hackerspaces as well as workshops – spread the DIY spirit and encourage to try out new technologies.

This year Maker Faire Vienna​ 2019 will acknowledge designers whose work can be located in the field of modern technologies. As the main prize the jury will award the winners with visibility at VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2019.



6 - 7 May, Berlin


re:publica Berlin is Europe’s largest internet and digital society conference. More than 19 500 participants from 80 countries came together to discuss current issues of digital society at the three-day festival re:publica 18. re:publica participants represent a cross-section of (digital) society, which include professionals from economics, politics, business, hacker culture, NGOs, media, and marketing, as well as bloggers, activists, artists, and social media experts. Roughly 50 percent of re:publica 18 speakers are women, ranking the event as one of the most inclusive of its kind.

This year the Fabcity Store from Paris is joining the makerspace at re:publica – join the activity and help us mapping maker spaces to discover how distributed design and urban fabrication can work together!

More info here

We Make The City


17 - 23 June, Amsterdam


WeMakeThe.City is the festival that makes cities better. A five-day event in which we will tackle urgent challenges in urban daily life, taking place over a seven day period from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 June. Policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs, civil servants, students, social professionals, artists and active citizens will meet, exchange experiences and make the city of the future together. The focus lays on topics regarding urgent social issues such as affordable housing, climate change, healthy living, the future of learning and working, quality of life and safety, mobility and division in the city.

With a wide programme of lectures, film, expositions, performances, expeditions in the city, workshops, talks, labs, workspaces active citizens are meeting to exchange knowledge and to shape the future of our city.