Dorota Stępniak is the founder of the Content Story Foundation. Initiator, curator, researcher, columnist, strategist and educator for the creative industry. She believes that to criticise means to appreciate and create things that are better, more interesting, more considerate, healthier and well-balanced.
Originator, manager and curator of the International Łódź Design Festival (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), operations manager for FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland (2010 - 2014), project manager of International Photography Festival - Fotofestiwal (2003 - 2010). Curator and manager of conference Design Space - przestrzeń do rozmowy (2011) and international expert in Made in CEE in Budapest (2014). Lecturer in VIAMODA University in Warsaw (2014-2018) and Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (since 2021). Representative of the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) in Poland (2016 - 2020).
Curator of numerous exhibitions, such as Contemporary Polish Design Exhibition for Designer`s Open Festival in Leipzig, 2010; Body Exhibition for European Capital of Culture in 2016; Human. Distribution of Resources II for Zamek Cieszyn in 2016/17. Member of Gdynia Design Days 2018 Program Board and Curator of Overload Exhibition and The Charm of Knowledge in 2021. Member of the editorial board of Architecture Snob Magazine.
Her publication About The Undiscovered Future (2020) was presented during Dutch Design Week and London Design Biennale.