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 as International Community Manager for the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF)
and it's global network of Local Groups. 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
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 Aalborg University
as Project Supervisor and Examination Censor
On the side I currently (6)
function as chairman of music label association Labelkollektiv
, and (7)
co-coordinate the Open Knowledge Foundation Denmark
group and the Open Design & Hardware Working Group
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
APR.9.2014 - OKFN-DK
- Panel @ CPH PIX
MAY.14-18.2014 - Science Friction
- Workshops Click Festival
JUN.12-15.2014 - Uhrlaut
- Attending Sonar Festival
JUL.3-6.2014 - Uhrlaut
- Attending Roskilde Festival
AUG.25-31.2014 - autofunk
at Burning Man
, Reno US
...past whereabouts can be found here and past dj-gigs here.
my latest tweets