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board of experts

Recruitment to must have 2020 runs till 10.03.2020. 

must have 2020 Board of Experts:

Anna Grużewska

Anna Grużewska

Editor, journalist, and editor-in- chief of the biggest Polish interior design monthly, "Czas na Wnętrze" and its website, www.czasnawnetrze.pl. For years, she has been writing on recent Polish design and interviewing famous Polish and international designers (she talked with Patricia Urquiola, Ferruccio Laviani, Giulio Cappellini, Tokujin Yoshioka, Karim Rashid, Sou Fujimoto, and others). She visits exhibitions, debutant studios and attends major design events. Juror of competitions (e.g. Mazda Design), speaker at industry events, and participant of discussion panels. She likes to be amazed, read books. She enjoys visiting museums, both big and very small ones. Her five suitcases are always ready for the next journey.

Anna Grużewska
Dominika Olszyna

Dominika Olszyna

Graduate of Cultural Studies and Innovation Management at SWPS University. Since 2010, she has worked as a journalist and editor focusing on lifestyle, culture, design, and architecture. She has cooperated, among others, with the monthly magazine "Pani", "Wysokie Obcasy", weekend.gazeta.pl, "Architektura-Murator", and the Polish edition of "Vogue". Since 2011, she served as a deputy editor-in-chief of "M jak mieszkanie". In 2016, Ms. Olszyna was promoted to the editor-in-chief of urzadzamy.pl. In 2017, she joined Wirtualna Polska to take the position of Lifestyle and Entertainment content strategist, and was subsequently promoted to the position of head of creative & content. Since 2021, she has been the editor-in-chief of the Lifestyle and Culture areas of onet.pl.

Agnieszka Gruszczyńska-Hyc

Agnieszka Gruszczyńska-Hyc

Art historian and the editor-in-chief of the magazines "Dobre Wnętrze", "M jak Mieszkanie", and the website urzadzamy.pl. She is passionate about processes, both as tools leading to the desired goal, and phenomena portraying social and technological changes. Coordinator and author of interdisciplinary media projects. She appreciates the possibility to combine different perspectives, believes that quality is worth commitment. She is an experienced observer of the interiors market, which is why she has the opportunity to advise producers, public relations agencies, and event organisers. She participates in debates and is a jury member of numerous industry competitions. Author of the concept of the conference for interior architects "Światło", co-author of the Well-being Design 2020 online conference. Currently, she is working with a team on the online event "Home Essentials: Kitchen and Bathroom".

Agnieszka Gruszczyńska-Hyc
Magda Świć i Paweł Rafa

Magda Świć i Paweł Rafa

The duo runs the LABELPUNKS publishing house. They met in one of the press publishing houses and in 2012, they united their passions by founding their own magazine, "LABEL", the only bilingual periodical on the Polish market dealing so broadly with design, architecture, and creativity in its various forms.
Ms. Świć is a German philologist, who, apart from German philology at the University of Warsaw, also graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics in management. She loves everything that is made of paper, practices yoga, and her love for Berlin has not waned for many years. Mr. Rafa is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, winner of many prestigious awards in competitions such as Chimera, GrandFront (also a member of the jury). His passion is to explore the farthest corners of the world, and he seeks inspiration in still undiscovered cultures. Currently, under the umbrella of LABELPUNKS publishing house, in addition to the "LABEL" magazine, there are such titles as the "&Living" album and books: Urban Guide and Black LABEL.

Agnieszka Polkowska

Agnieszka Polkowska

PhD in design arts. Speculative designer, researcher, and strategist. Owner of TRENDSPOT and Touching Points studios. Academic lecturer in the field of speculative design and design trends at the Academy of Art in Szczecin. She conducts research and implementation projects, cooperates with such institutions as the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia, Institute of Industrial Design, Łódź Design Festival, and brands such as MTV, Play, "Vogue" Polska, Ceramika Paradyż, Cosentino, Desa Unicum, Biżuteria YES, eobuwie.pl, Decathlon, and Local Heroes. A consultant to the Dutch think tank MARE Amsterdam. She was a member of the jury for the Good Design competition.

Agnieszka Polkowska
Michał Mazur

Michał Mazur

Trend observer and photographer. In the times of no lockdowns, he visited fairs, festivals, and conferences held in various parts of the world almost thirty times a year. He used to write about the trends he discovered, then discussed them during public speeches, and advised businesses. He is now starting to speak about trends in the language of photography.

Iwona Ławecka-Marczewska

Iwona Ławecka-Marczewska

Editor-in-chief of the MAGAZIF.com interior design portal, journalist. Sociologist and Polish philologist by education. Author of interviews, event reports, moderator of discussion panels, talks and meetings. She conducts workshops and consultations for architects and designers in the field of communication. Production manager of documentary films devoted to the interior design industry: "Oryginał a kopia. Szukam tańszego odpowiednika" [Original vs copy. Looking for a cheaper equivalent] (2020), "Branża wnętrzarska w dobie pandemii" [Interior design industry in the times of pandemic] (2020), and the latest: "Era biur hybrydowych" [The age of hybrid offices] (2021). Periodically, she does an authoritative review of inspiration, news, and industry events as part of the "MAGAZIF NEWS" format. One of the hosts of "Spotkanie na śniadanie" – a programme for architects on the Archidesk platform. She gained her first professional experience in the research industry, dealing with marketing research, coordination of international projects, and consulting for business. She is a design enthusiast whose attention is usually drawn to unconventional, user-oriented projects.

Iwona Ławecka-Marczewska
Paulina Górska

Paulina Górska

Promoter of an ecological lifestyle, eco-activist, and CSR enthusiast. Runs popular social media profiles @eko.paulinagorska, with tens of thousands of followers. Author of the blog paulinagorska.com. Speaker at conferences on sustainable lifestyle. Delivers presentations on ecological transformation of life and awareness of environmental problems in the world for businesses, local governments, institutions. She was awarded the Elle Style Awards 2020 for promoting sustainable fashion. In the past, she professionally managed online products in media companies. In her everyday life, she is the mother of Apolonia and Gaja. She follows an ecological lifestyle in her own family. Sociologist, graduate of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, she also completed postgraduate studies in sustainable development at Kozminski University in Warsaw.

Katarzyna Księżopolska

Katarzyna Księżopolska

Editor-in-chief of the MAGAZIF.com interior design portal, journalist. Sociologist and Polish philologist by education. Author of interviews, event reports, moderator of discussion panels, talks and meetings. She conducts workshops and consultations for architects and designers in the field of communication. Production manager of documentary films devoted to the interior design industry: "Oryginał a kopia. Szukam tańszego odpowiednika" [Original vs copy. Looking for a cheaper equivalent] (2020), "Branża wnętrzarska w dobie pandemii" [Interior design industry in the times of pandemic] (2020), and the latest: "Era biur hybrydowych" [The age of hybrid offices] (2021). Periodically, she does an authoritative review of inspiration, news, and industry events as part of the "MAGAZIF NEWS" format. One of the hosts of "Spotkanie na śniadanie" – a programme for architects on the Archidesk platform. She gained her first professional experience in the research industry, dealing with marketing research, coordination of international projects, and consulting for business. She is a design enthusiast whose attention is usually drawn to unconventional, user-oriented projects. 

Katarzyna Księżopolska
Zbigniew Maćków

Zbigniew Maćków

IARP architect. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Wrocław University of Technology (1996) and Kingston School of Architecture (1994). Founder of the office Maćków Pracownia Projektowa (1995), which currently employs 60 people. Major awards: Honorary Award of SARP 2020, Honorary Award of SARP Wrocław Branch, 2 x "Życie w architekturze", SARP Award of the Year, 4 x Grand Prix "Piękny Wroclaw", 4 x finalist of World Architecture Festival, Silesian Voivodeship Award, 2 x Grand Prix DOFA, 2 x nomination and shortlist of Mies van der Rohe Award, Gold Medal of Leonardo Biennale 2009, and more than 50 awards in architecture competitions.
Chairman of DSOIA Board (2010–2018), vice-chairman of KSK at ZG SARP, he has been a lecturer at: Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław University, Solvay Brussels School (1998–2008). Co-initiator and participant of the model project of Nowe Żerniki housing estate, curator of architecture during the ESK Wrocław 2016. Founder of think tank Gęsto (future of habitation) and start-up "diffeRent" (flat as a service). Privately: an inexpert father of four, dog lover, runner, motorcyclist.

Michał Piernikowski

Michał Piernikowski

Director of Łódź Design Festival. Enthusiast of urban activities and design. Initiator and co-organizer of many projects related to creative industries, in particular: Ad Days Advertising Festival, Creative Industries Conference, Art_Inkubator, or Fotofestiwal. Co-founder of Łódź Art Center, member of the team implementing activities promoting widely understood design in Łódź.

Michał Piernikowski