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Sophia Guggenberger is a designer and visual artist continuously working on developing alternative strategies for the production of footwear. She is researching not only the technical aspects of these specific processes but also the wider implications of employing different production methods; mixing craft, industrial strategies as well as digital fabrication. A main aspect of these explorations is the step beyond a specific context of production/working/culture in order to blur the lines and create a cross border conversation between them. Currently, she is investigating how processes, occupations, ideas can be communicated and developed. How can knowledge, expertise, production, be brought out into an open, making it possible to be shared, talked about and engaged with?

Nov 2019 Artist in Residence upon invitation of the  Goethe Institute Philippines _ HUB Make Space, Manila, Philippines

Jan - Oct 2019 Fellow _ Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

 

Jan - June 2018 Creative Prototyping Fellowship, University of the Arts Berlin _ Fellowship of the European Social Fund and the Berlin Senate


June - Nov 2017 Berlin StartUp Fellowship, University of the Arts Berlin _ Fellowship of the European Social Fund and the Berlin Senate


Since May 2017 TheLastTools _ Research and Development of alternative concepts for footwear production


Since April 2015 AnOtherShoe _ Development of a new model for shoe production. In collaboration with Eugenia Morpurgo.


Oct 2015 - March 2016 Tutor MA Design, University of the Arts Berlin

 

March - Sep 2015 Tutor admission comittee MA Design, University of the Arts Berlin


Okt 2014 - Okt 2016 MA Design _ University of the Arts Berlin _ Project: KONGLOMERATE 


Sep 2014 - Sep 2015 Freelance Designer, Camper


Jan - Dec 2013 Collaboration with  Don’t Run Beta _ Don’t Run Beta is a conceptual project researching alternative processes for production


Nov 2012 - Sep 2014 Designer, Camper; Mallorca, Spain _ Development of in- house collection


July 2012 Camper Summer Workshop; Mallorca, Spain


Okt 2009 - Juli 2012 BA (hons) Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Development _ London College of Fashion; London, United Kingdom

Sept 2007 - Juni 2009 Diploma for Fashion and Clothing Technology _ HLMW Michelbeuern; Vienna, Austria


Exhibitions

November 2019 Postcards from the Philippines @ HUB Make Lab, First United Building; Manila, Philippines

October 2019 big foot displaced @ amarok friends of anorak, HuMbase, Stuttgart, Germany

June 2019 big foot stepping over @ Sommerfest, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
March 2019 MyFirstDayInUniform @ Engaging with Histories, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Jan-Feb 2019 thelast.tools @ DesignLab#1, Kunstegewerbemuseum, Berlin, Germany
October 2018 Kollaboration CraftingPlastics!Studio and Malai @ designblok, Prague, Czech Republic
February 2017 Konglomerate @ Talente 2017; Munich, Germany
November 2016 Konglomerate @ formnext 2016; Frankfurt, Germany
October 2016 Konglomerate @ Natural Forces, designtransfer, Berlin, Germany
October 2016 AnOtherShoe @ Manufactuur 3.0; c-mine, Genk, Belgium
June 2016 AnOtherShoe @ Total Design Museum; Seoul, South Korea
April 2016 AnOtherShoe @ WeMake @ SaloneDelMobile 2016; Milan, Italy
Okt 2015 AnOtherShoe @ Rehogar 7; Barcelona, Spain
June 2015 AnOtherShoe @ Bratislava Design Week; Bratislava, Slovakia
Dec 2013 Don’t Run- Beta, High Street Factory in These Things Take Time Gallerie; Gent, Belgium
Oct 2013 Don’t Run- Beta part of Maakbar in der Budafabriek; Kortrijk, Belgium
Sep 2013 Don‘t Run- Beta part of Openstructure in Adhocracy, London Design Week, United Kingdom
Aug- Oct 2013 Don’t Run- Beta part of Openstructure in Gallery Oh; Sidney, Australia
June 2013 Don’t Run- Beta part of TheMachine3 in NAI; Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 2013 Don‘t Run- Beta part of Openstructure in Adhocracy, New Museum; New York, USA


Workshops

March 2018 AnOtherShoe @ ShoeStyleLab; Vigevano, Italy
Febuary 2018 AnOtherShoe @ Adidas Maker Lab; Herzogenaurach, Germany

December 2016 AnOtherShoe @ c-mine; Genk, Belgium

June 2016 AnOtherShoe @ Total Design Museum; Seoul, South Korea

April 2016 AnOtherShoe @ WeMake; Mailand, Italy

September 2015 AnOtherShoe @ Timelab; Gent, Belgium

Other

April 2016 AnOtherShoe _ Residency @ Maker in Residence Programme by WeMake Milan
May & Sep 2015 AnOtherShoe _ Residency @ Artist in Residence Programmme byTimelab Gent
June 2012 Runner- Up - Dato‘ Professor Jimmy Choo Awards 2012 of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

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