Adam Štěch (1986 Děčín) has long been involved in design, architecture and visual arts as a theorist, journalist and curator. He studied art history at Charles University in Prague and since 2009 has been working as an editor for Dolce Vita magazine. He is a co-founder of the creative group OKOLO, with which he has been observing and researching the various manifestations of design, and prepared dozens of publication and exhibition projects in the Czech Republic and abroad since 2009. He is also the author of a number of texts on design and architecture that have been published in the Czech and foreign press, including: Wallpaper, Modernism, Damn, Cool Hunting, Domus, Architonic, Mark, Frame, A10 and SightUnseen. He has also collaborated with brands and institutions such as Phillips de Pury, Casa Mollino, Gubi, Tolix, Design Museum Holon, Victoria & Albert Museum, Vitra Design Museum, Triennale di Milano, Depot Basel, Brompton Design District, Vienna Design Week, Maharam, Phaidon and next. He lectures at Scholastica in Prague and FUD in Ústí nad Labem. He is the author of Inside Utopia, published by Berlin-based Gestalten in 2017, as well as Modern Architecture and Interiors for Prestel (2020).
*MELBA Symposium presents Adam Štěch as a speaker thanks to the kind support of the Czech Center in Bulgaria, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Sofia and within the cultural programme of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.