Beata Wilczek is a researcher and strategist specializing in fashion, technology and social impact. Wilczek has founded Unfolding Strategies, a Berlin-based consultancy and education lab, and hosts the Fashion Knowledge podcast. She is currently conducting her PhD on decentralization in fashion and education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria, and Aalto University, Finland. She holds an MA in Social Psychology from SWPS University, and MA in Curating from Central Saint Martins. She has given lectures and workshops at the Royal College of Arts, Bunka, ESMOD Kyoto, Shenkar, London College of Fashion, and Parsons Paris, among others. She was part of the faculty at AMD Berlin, ESMOD Berlin, and SOF Warsaw. Formerly, she worked as an art director, trend forecaster, and curator on projects for fashion brands and art institutions.