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Monika is an Interaction Designer who works across the disciplines of science, ethics and futures.

About Monika Seyfried

Scope of work

Research

Her research focuses on how living systems and the natural world can help us to establish new perspectives on the future of technology and ecosystems. Monika’s focus lies in the role of ethics in the design process.
In recent years she was involved in European Commission research projects that explored topics of Critical Heritages, Fusion Energy Futures and Ethics & Technology collaborating with the institutions such as LSE, Newcastle University and IT University of Copenhagen.

Design

Through her design work, Monika engages at the intersection of emerging technologies, digital media and the natural environment, creating sensory rich, interactive spaces. Her passion is to build immersive experiences; mixed reality worlds that blend the digital and physical, working with a speculative mindset and experimenting with design approaches. In her latest work she’s been exploring how design, art and science, in particular the field of biotechnology, can create immersive spaces for the creation of new futures.

Education

Monika’s courses are based on her deep research and design work in the fields of futurescaping, ethics and climate, together with techniques of prototyping, data visualisation, storytelling, and exhibition design. Her approach to teaching is to create an atmosphere of open sharing and learning, whereby students and participants are invited to collectively contribute to shape and inform the course. She teaches at various institutions including Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Design Academy in Eindhoven, Hyper Island and The Danish National School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen.

Monika is a graduate of the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She holds a Master’s Degree in Media Arts and Interaction Design.

Awards & Recognition

Parsons School of Design, Presentation
2021, Designing Ethical Futures
NYU ITP, Presentation
2021, Designing Ethical Futures
Futures Dublin, Presentation
2020, Designing Ethical Futures
IxDA Interaction Awards, Shortlisted
2020, Escaping the Strange Loop
Dezeen Awards, Sustainable Design, Longlisted
2020, The Data Garden
Core77 Design Awards, Speculative Design Award, Runner Up
2020, Escaping the Strange Loop
Core77 Design Awards, Design for Social Impact, Notable
2020, Ethical Stack
Core77 Design Awards, Strategy & Research, Notable
2020, Ethical Stack
Core77 Design Awards, Design for Social Impact, Notable
2020, Escaping the Strange Loop
Core77 Design Awards, Strategy & Research, Notable
2020, Escaping the Strange Loop
World Economic Forum Davos
2020, Grow Your Own Cloud
Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards, Honorable Mention
2020, Ethical Stack
IxDA Awards, Shortlisted
2020, Grow Your Own Cloud
26th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, Exhibiton
2019, Bodies of Knowledge
United Nations Until Ideas, Winner
2019, Grow Your Own Cloud
Dazeen Awards, Longlisted
2019, Future Erasure
COP25 Madrid, Presentation
2019, Grow Your Own Cloud
Core77 Design Awards, Speculative Design
2019, Grow Your Own Cloud
Dezeen Awards, Longlisted
2019, Future Erasure
Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards, Honorable Mention
2019, Bear & Co.
Prix BLOXHUB Interactive, Honorary Mention
2019, Grow Your Own Cloud
IxDA Awards, Shortlisted
2019, Future Erasure
Ars Electronica, Exhibition
2018, Bear & Co.
Copernicus Science Center, Exhibition
2018, Ascetic Aesthetic
Core77 Design Awards, Notable
2018, Future Erasure
Core77 Design Awards, Runner Up
2018, Mechanisms for Talking