Sophie Mélix (Former Members)

B01 : Peripheralized Rural Areas

Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung (IRS)
Flakenstr. 29-31
15537 Erkner

+49 (0)3362 793-236


  • since 04/2018

    Research Associate at Leibniz-Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS), Research Department „Dynamics of Communication, Knowledge and Spatial Development“, Erkner (near Berlin, Germany)
    Research project „Digital Urban Planning: Planning Practices and Physical Arrangements“

  • since 11/2013

    UmbauStadt GbR – urban concepts. urban planning . architecture, Berlin (Germany)

  • 07/2013- 09/2013

    Research Associate at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Department of Regional Planning and Building in Rural Areas, Karlsruhe (Germany)
    Research project: Urban Voids – chances for a sustainable development (German-Korean cooperation funded by BMBF)

  • 04/2010 – 04/2012

    Student position at Wenzel+Wenzel Architects, Karlsruhe (Germany)

  • 03/2009 – 09/2009

    Student position at the architecture office of Ateliers 234, Paris (France)

  • 10/2006 – 06/2013

    Architecture Studies with a specialization on urban design, University of Karlsruhe / KIT (Germany)

  • 01/2011 – 08/2011

    Studies of Urban Design and Planning, TU Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

Research Focus

    • urban planning and design


Visions of urban futures. Renderings of urban development projects in Lagos and New York.


  • Publication

  • Keynotes

    • (2020) “Digitale Bilder von Stadtentwicklungsprojekten” bei der NKG XVII: Technocultures & Technoscapes,31. Januar 2020, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Deutschland

    • (2019) “Digital Urban Planning: Planning-Oriented Actions and Physical-Material Arrangements” (mit Martin Schinagl und Gabriela Christmann), Conference Re-Figuration of Spaces: Mediatization, Mobility, Globalization and Social Dislocation, 21. Februar 2019, Technische Universität Berlin, Deutschland

    • (2018) „Digital urban planning: change of practices and built environments“ bei der Konferenz „Alternatives to the Present. A Conference on Architecture, Urbanism, Sociology, Development & Planning“, Kent State University Cleveland (USA), 1./2.11.2018.