is the personal work and leisure journal of Christian Villum, aiming at mapping projects, activities, networks and ideas as they emerge and spring forward.
Christian Villum is a reflective laptop caféntrepreneur, bootstrapper, webactivist, networker and socially conscious male born in Denmark.
current projects and ventures
I currently live and work as an independent and self-employed bootstrapper
within media, arts, web, open culture and technology.
I spend most of my time (1)
working with Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF)
on various aspects of community management within Open Government Data and the global community of Local OKF Groups in the organization. Furthermore, I (2)
run maverick electronic music and video recording label Uhrlaut Records
, and (3)
hold the position as Public Project Lead for Creative Commons Denmark
, where I host lectures, workshops and talks, speak to the press and administer the Danish CC-chapter in general. Additionally, I (4)
run the project management outfit Spraengfarlig
In the recent past I co-founded and co-managed Platform4
, a hackerspace/co-working space/art- and technology venue as well as the adjacent maker space FormuLab
. I've also recently been working for Aalborg University
as Project Supervisor and Examination Censor
On the side I currently (5)
function as chairman of music label association Labelkollektiv
, and (6)
do some freelance writing, ao. on my contemplative blog Freeform101
as well as (7)
work on two book projects about open culture and new forms of collaboration.
Last, but not least, I (8) dj
a little on various occasions under the monikers Vilde V, Christian Villum & DJ Ond Blomst. As a dj, I am affiliated to the now defunkt (but on occasion revived) Aabtek dj-collective
, member of Urlaut dj-team
and part of Aalborg Tærror Crew.
I hold a master degree (MA) in Culture, Communication & Globalization and a BA in International Business Communication from Aalborg University. Currently, I am based in Aalborg Denmark, and have previously lived, worked and studied in Berlin, New York and Chicago.
upcoming whereabouts and projects
SEP.16-18.2013 - OKFN
- OKCon, Geneva CH
SEP.25.2013 - OKFN
- Talk, Open Data Portal launch, Cph DK
OCT.30-NOV.01.2013 - OKFN
- OGP Summit, London UK
...past whereabouts can be found here and past dj-gigs here.
my latest tweets