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.

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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 Aalborg University as Project Supervisor and Examination Censor.

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

JUN.16-19.SEP.05.2016 - autofunk.dk - Sonar Festival 2016, Barcelona ES JUL.02.2016 - autofunk.dk - Roskilde Festival 2016, Roskilde DK AUG.28-SEP.05.2016 - autofunk.dk - Burning Man 2016, Nevada

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



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 and globally […] 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 Aalborg, which […] Read More…

New concept for the PLADS project

    As mentioned earlier here on the blog, the PLADS project, which I'm developing alongside Majken Overgaard and Rune Brink Hansen, has been collaborating with K3 / Malmö Högskola's Collaborative Media Master Course students over the course of spring. This collaboration has now come to fruitation and the very talented two groups have come […] Read More…

Bringing the Nordic design-DNA to SXSW

I just returned from attending the SXSW Interactive mega-conference in Austin, Texas, which brings together some 30,000 people from all over the world to discuss technology, trends and the future. With Danish Design Centre we participated with a small delegation to gather inspiration, network and last but not least host a panel discussion titled "Discovering […] Read More…

TagTomat book now out

    On March 9 2016, with the new publishing company Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books I've started with Niels Peter Hvillum, we published our first book, 'TagTomat: Vejen til grønne fællesskaber i byen', which translates to something along the lines of 'RooftopTomate: The path to green urban communities'. The book is put together and compiled by Mads Lauritsen from TagTomat; […] Read More…