6 - 14 july 2019

Dorota Stępniak

program board GDD, curator of "Overload" exhibition

Curator and manager of events in a creative industries sector. Author of numerous texts, journalist, juror and conference moderator. He currently works for the International Design Center (IDZ) in Berlin and lectures at the VIAMODA University in Warsaw. The originator, curator and manager of Łódź Design Festival, associated with the event until 2010. The creator of the O! To Design project. She was the head of the FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland until 2014 and as a project manager at the International Festival of Photography – Fotofestival and Łódź Biennale. As an international expert, she participated in the Made project in CEE in Budapest. Curator of the Design Space conference in DCK and exhibitions: “Obecność”, “Contemporary Polish Design Exhibition”for Designer’s Open Festival Lipsk, and “Body” – organized as a part of the Wroclaw European Capital of Culture in 2016. Her authorial column "Strong Backs", devoted to art and design in a subjective edition, appears in the Design Alive magazine.