Author Archives: Christian Villum

Prepping for SXSW 2017 in Austin

. . With Danish Design Centre we'll once again fly to Austin Texas to attend SXSW Interactive in March 2017. This time we'll not only co-organize a series of side events, but also speak in the official program. Concretely we are curating a panel event under the title 'Share or Die: Is the future of […] Read More…

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…

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 […] 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…

Launching new Uhrlaut Records podcast

  Today we are excited to kick off a brand new initiative in the Uhrlaut Records universe: Our new podcast, which will come out roughly every second month and feature exclusive dj-mixes by both Uhrlaut artists and other acts and producers that we really admire. First act is Danish electronic music duo Vektormusik, who has […] Read More…