Dorota Stępniak


Curator, researcher, journalist, educator and consultant in the field of creative industries. Originator and manager of the first design festival in Poland – Łódź Design (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), operational manager of FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland (2010-2014).

Founder of the Content Story Foundation (2017) initiating project activities on the border of design, art, technology, fashion, science and user experience. Curator of the Contemporary Polish Design exhibition during the Designer`s Open Festival in Leipzig (2010), BODY realized as part of the European Capital of Culture project (2016) and Human. Distribution of Resources II for Zamek Cieszyn (2016/2017) and Member of the Program Council of Gdynia Design Days 2018 and curator of the OVERLOAD exhibition during the festival and the About The Undiscovered Future (2020) publication. Project Manager of the International Festival of Photography – Fotofestiwal (2003-2010). The author of the O! To Design project – meeting with Polish design (2009-2010). Curator and manager of the Design Space conference – space for conversation (2011) and an international expert in the Made in CEE project in Budapest (2014). Lecturer at the VIAMODA University in Warsaw (2014-2018) and a representative of the Berlin Design Center (IDZ) in Poland (2016-2020). Author of the subjective column "Mocne Plecy" in the Design Alive magazine, juror and conference moderator.