2019 World Wood Day event in Austria is jointly organized by the World Wood Day Foundation (WWDF) and the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) to explore the theme Change. World Wood Day (March 21st) will observe its seventh celebration and anticipate about 550 participants from more than 90 countries and regions from around the world from March 20-24, 2019 at the Austrian Open Air Stubing, City of Graz in Austria.

Children's Event

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It is our duty to teach the young generation the responsible use of wood because wood plays a prominent role in our daily life and in a sustainable future. Wood education class is designed to nurture a sense of respect and responsibility towards wood, forest and nature that not only aims to impart key points, but more importantly to ignite a lov...


Folk Art and Craftsmanship Workshop

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The Folk Art and Craftsmanship Workshop program presents a variety of folk art handicrafts from different cultures and provides hands-on workshops for audience of all ages to experience authentic crafts-making. The audience can find the beauty and essence of various craftsmanships while enjoying the interactive activities and lively demonstratio...


International Woodcarving Show

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The international wood carving program provides a platform for artists to showcase their craftsmanship and serves as a nexus for the public to enter a dialogue with the carvers directly. The program has hosted 120+ wood carvers from more than 80 different countries and regions and visitors are expected to see various wood carving styles being pr...


International Young Adult Furniture Making Invitational (IYAFMI)

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The International Young Adult Furniture Making Invitational (IYAFMI) 2019 will comprise of the Individual Project and the Team Collaboration Project. The Individual Project is a source of personal pride to invitees which should result in varying national interpretations of the theme “Change” and a widely diverse range of projects. Th...


Music Performance

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In this ever-changing world, embracing the changes shall bring new harmonies to the world. However, we shall never forgo the past that we built upon. The previous WWD music festivals focused on multi-cultural interchange though traditional wooden instruments and traditional musical performances. A concert and music performances will be held at C...


Photo Contest

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CHANGE in Wood Culture

We’re living in a rapidly changing world, people make changes to improve their life, to inherit and preserve their culture, to enhance their living environment and nature. That being said, the contest is looking for photographs that can best represent what has been changed to people’s perception of wood use ...


Stockmuehle Reconstruction

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Reconstruction of a water mill called Stockmuehle will be conducted by a team of well-known international and Austrian carpenters led by the Austrian Open-Air Museum during the 2019 World Wood Day event. A duplicate of the "Pahl" mill will be built with historical tools and techniques and exhibited at the Austrian Open-Air Museum.

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Symposium

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Second Call for Papers and Posters- online abstract submission by December 31, 2018.

Theme: Change – from tradition to innovation The 2019 WWD Symposium and the 2nd IUFRO Forest Products Culture Research Group Colloquium which will be held from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd of March 2019 in the Austrian Open Air Museum Stuebing ...

Tree Planting

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The Tree Planting will be held on March 21st inside the compound of the Austria Open-Air Museum. It is an essential WWD program that contributes to climate change, environmental change and sustainable development. The tree species to be planted by the participants and organizers will be carefully evaluated and chosen by researchers.

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Video Contest

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CHANGE in Wood Culture

We’re living in a rapidly changing world, people make changes to improve their life, to inherit and preserve their culture, to enhance their living environment and nature. That being said, ​the contest is looking for videos that can best represent what has been changed to people’s perception of wood use and ...


Wood Design

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Wood Design is an amalgamation of many different disciplines, all centered around a common starting point: wood and forest products. Led by Wendy Maruyama, the Wood Design team comprises practitioners in furniture making, industrial design, and installation/interior design and members of the team all utilize this material as a problem solving to...


Woodturning Demonstration

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To continuously promote and popularize the woodturning craft, we will as usual invite woodturning artists to introduce and demonstrate woodturning skills by using the advanced electric lathe and the traditional human-powered lathe. There are some mini-lathes for children to experience the fun of woodturning.

The Woodturning Demonstrati...


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