Elian Stefa is a Milan based Albanian-Canadian curator, researcher, architect, and author. His work centers around unconventional lightweight interventions, revitalization of the abandoned, autoconstruction, and open source technological innovation.Recently he has founded Media Art Tirana while continuing work on the Concrete Mushrooms initiative with the publication of the project’s book. In 2012 he also represented Albania at the 13th Architecture Biennale while acting as the Associate Curator of 'Adhocracy', one half of the 1st Istanbul Design Biennial and the most recent exhibition of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, which brings a new perspective on the process and possibilities behind design. Collaborations include the EXD Lisbon Biennale, La Triennale di Milano, Stazione Futuro at the Officine Grandi Riparazioni of Torino, the Helsinki Museum of Cultures, Strelka Institute, and the Harvard GSD.
His published works have been featured in Domus Magazine and Abitare.