Sophie Falkeis

Studio Sophie Falkeis
The Encounters Lab

Sophie Falkeis is a multidisciplinary designer from Vienna, Austria, and an Alumna of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. At the intersection of design, art and science her works investigate 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 (AT) and has been exhibited at various venues, including the London Design Biennale (UK), Vienna Design Biennale (AT), Dutch Design Week (NL), Floriade Expo 2022 (NL), Beijing Art and Technology Biennale (CN), and Kornhausforum Bern (CH), 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 City. Sophie gave a keynote at the 2023 Species on the Move Conference in Florida, spoke at the Centre for Marine Socioecology Tasmania, PRIMER21 Global San Francisco, DDW Talks Eco Pioneers, as well as other international conferences. For her work, she has been awarded a START-Stipendium by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts & Culture, a project grant by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and the Planet Love Prize by the Vienna Business Agency.
She is also the founder of The Encounters Lab.