I'm Severin.

In 2017 I started co-matter, a global network exploring what makes communities thrive.

I'm also a founding member of Techfestival, Copenhagen's festival and think tank about humans and technology.

Before that I helped EyeEm grow into a community of 22 million photographers.

I once ran crowd-sourced projects at Lomography and developed marketing, branding and communication strategies for Erste Group and Wolff-Olins. I studied philosophy in Vienna and Paris.

I live in Berlin and Copenhagen. I enjoy cycling, sleeping and reading the newspaper on Sunday mornings.


I regularly speak, moderate and teach about communities, technology and the internet at places such as The Future Laboratory, Hyper Island, IAM Weekend, The Family, Miami Ad School, Protein, SPACE10, IXDS, Social Media Week, Techfestival and Tech Open Air.

I'm really curious about people and love interviewing them for my podcast and on stage.


I'd love to get to know you and help with anything I can. Just reach out via severin@co-matter.com, say hi on Twitter or listen to my podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and everywhere else.

Portrait photo © Ana Santl, 2019