About this website

autofunk.dk is the personal work and leisure journal of me, Christian Villum, aiming at mapping projects, activities, networks and ideas as they emerge and spring forward.

I am a disruptive-technology geek, project bootstrapper, open data/society activist & electronic music buff, based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

:: Twitter :: LinkedIn :: Facebook :: Google+ ::

current projects and ventures
I enjoy exploring ideas and creating projects within media, arts, web, open culture and new technologies.

I spend most of my time (1) working as Project Manager for Danish Design Centre, where I oversee a series projects within design/technology and adjacent fields. Furthermore, I (2) run maverick electronic music 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 and consultancy outfit Spraengfarlig and (5) act as active member of the Science Friction art & technology collective.

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 Open Knowledge as in London as International Community Manager.

On the side I (6) co-coordinate the Open Knowledge Denmark group and the Open Design & Hardware Working Group.
Last, but not least, I (7) 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 Copenhagen Denmark, and have previously lived, worked and studied in Berlin, New York and Chicago.
upcoming whereabouts and projects

AUG.28-SEP.05.2016 - autofunk.dk - Burning Man 2016, Nevada

...past whereabouts can be found here and past dj-gigs here.



Interview on Techcrunch and panel at Smart City Expo in Barcelona

. . Back in November I had the pleasure of attending and contributing to this years Smart City Expo and World Congress, which takes place in beautiful Barcelona. The event aims to present useful and up-to-date knowledge about smart cities based on real experiences and practices, as well as to debate about future visions, goals and challenges […] Read More…

What is it like to take part in Burning Man? Article in Kforum

. I was asked by Danish online magazine Kforum (Kommunikationsforum) to write an article about Burning Man and what it's like to take part in the famous/infamous frenzy in the deep Nevada desert. Check it out here (in Danish): Hippier, hipstere og hedgefonds i hedonismeland Big thanks to my camp-mate Michael Filippoff for letting me […] Read More…

Help! My colleague is a robot: Kicking off UNDERBROEN Debates

Last week in Danish Design Centre - in collaboration with Copenhagen's new innercity makerspace UNDERBROEN - we kicked off "Debatter UNDERBROEN", a new discussion event series taking on contemporary topics within production and technology. This is part of our FutureFab platform in which we explore what design, new manufacturing technology and maker culture will do to transform […] Read More…

Co-developing the FabCity concept in Amsterdam

    As part of my work in Danish Design Centre I had the pleasure of attending the FabCity Summit in Amsterdam on April 20-21, where a group of around 50 selected people from all over Europe came together in an expert meeting to co-develop the FabCity concept: A new urban model for locally productive […] Read More…

‘Open Source City’, the book about Platform4 – out now

    Yesterday was a big life moment, as I was able to publish the first book with my name on the cover, 'Open Source City: Art & Technology Experiments in Platform4', which I've co-edited with Niels Peter Hvillum and co-written alongside a highly talented group of other contributors. The book focuses on the creative hub Platform4 in […] Read More…