Sophie Falkeis is a multidisciplinary designer from Vienna, Austria, and Alumna from the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Her work investigates evolutionary mechanisms under anthropogenic influence by envisioning future scenarios of multi-species cohabitation.
Her work is part of the permanent collection at MAK Museum for Applied Arts Vienna and has been exhibited including the London Design Biennale, Vienna Design Biennale, Dutch Design Week, Floriade Expo 2022, Vienna Design Week and has been featured in the New York Times. She has previously worked at Iris van Herpen Couture in Amsterdam and was a research fellow at Terreform One in New York. She has been a speaker at international conferences such as PRIMER21 Global San Francisco and DDW Talks Eco Pioneers. She has been awarded a START-Stipendium by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts & Culture, and the Planet Love Prize by the Vienna Business Agency.
TALKS & CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS
CMS Webinar: Anticipatory Ecology Meets Speculative Design
    Hobart   |  2 May 2022
DDWTalks: Eco Pioneers - Next Biodiversity
    Eindhoven   |  23 Oct 2021
PRIMER21 Global Conference - Now What?
    San Francisco   |  8 July 2021   
HASI Human Animal Relations Conference - Challenges and Opportunities in Changing Realities
    Tel Aviv   |  3 June 2021 
Exhibitions 
2021, Oct: Dutch Design Week: Bibliotheek Eindhoven, Eindhoven
2021, Sep - Oct: Vienna Design Week - Design in Gesellschaft, Vienna
2021, May - Oct: Vienna Design Biennale - CLIMATE CARE, MAK Vienna
2021, June - July: Angewandte Festival
2020, June: Angewandte Festival
2018, September: Austrian Pavilion at London Design Biennale 2018
2017, June: Vienna Design Biennale - Design for Agency, MAK Design Forum
2017, June: Vibrations, KADK, Copenhagen 
2017, March: Possible Sustainable Future at Guldminen, Copenhagen
2016, June: The Essence, University of Applied Arts, Vienna​​​​​​​
Experience
Iris van Herpen Couture, Amsterdam  
    2D/3D Design Internship | Apr - Aug 2019 
Terreform One, New Lab, Brooklyn NY 
    Research Fellow | Sept 2018 
falkeis²architects, Vienna 
    Internship | Sept - Oct 2017 
Vienna Design Week, Vienna 
    Internship | July 2013 


Education
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK), Copenhagen 
    Exchange, Industrial Design and Ceramic Form | 2017 
University of Applied Arts, Vienna 
    Studio Industrial Design, Fiona Raby | 2015 - 2016  
    Studio Design Investigations, Anab Jain | 2016 - 2021 
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London 
    Introduction to Product Design | 2014 
University of Vienna, Vienna 
    English and American Studies | 2014 - 2015 
University of St Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland 
    Creative Writing Summer Programme | 2013