Matevž Čelik is an architect, writer, editor, researcher and cultural manager working in the fields of architecture and design. He is director of MAO, Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, which under his leadership grew into a flagship national institution with international reach. He considers the understanding of new, hybrid roles of public cultural institutions as crucial for their management today and in the future.
As developer of new cultural models in architecture and design, he founded Future Architecture, a pan-European platform for exchange and networking between institutions and talents that is commited to changing the foundations of architecture. Matevž Čelik has designed a Center for Creativity project, which positioned MAO as national museum with multiple roles in the Slovenian creative sector. He stands behind the repositioning of BIO Ljubljana, the oldest design biennial in Europe, which has been transformed from a standard design exhibition into a live experiment to explore the potentials of design to instigate positive change.