Author Archives: Christian Villum

Insights on how to scale your SME through sustainability and digitization

Last week I had the pleasure of moderating an online webinar discussion between two of Denmark's leading voices in sustainable and digital transformation, Steen Hildebrandt and Peter Svarre. The conversation was aimed at uncovering concrete actions that small and medium-sized enterprises can take to not only start their digital and sustainable transformation, but above all […] Read More…

CENTRINNO: Rethinking the way cities shape historical industrial sites into locally productive, sustainable and inclusive hubs

As part of my work in Danish Design Centre, I have the pleasure of contributing to a new, large, EU-funded project by the name of CENTRINNO (which is an acronym for 'New CENTRalities in INdustrial areas as engines for inNOvation and urban transformation'). The project aims to develop and demonstrate strategies, approaches and solutions for […] Read More…

The digital ethics compass: How do we develop ethical technology?

As part of my work as Director of Digital & Future Thinking at Danish Design Centre, I have the pleasure of contributing to a highly important effort to try to tackle one of the biggest digital challenges of our time: The global spread of digital technology that in many ways enrich people's lives with more […] Read More…

In-depth feature of my record label, Uhrlaut

Inner Groove Distortion Magazine, a digital publication dedicated to music on vinyl and technology, was kind to do an extensive interview with me to publish a feature about the record label that I run, Uhrlaut Records. The interview touches upon some of our key passions, including our definition of publishing "challenging electronic music from Scandinavia", […] Read More…

OPENNEXT: Exploring the open source and community-driven future of product manufacturing

As part of my work at Danish Design Centre, I have the pleasure of contributing in several ways to one of the organization's most interesting flag-ship project by the name of OPENNEXT; a EU-funded 7 million EURO trans-European effort to explore the open source and community-driven future of product manufacturing. In other words, figuring out […] Read More…

AI Monday compendium feature

Delighted to be featured as speaker in Taival's excellent #AImonday compendium (go to page 119), which shows how the growing AI Monday event community in the past 2 years has connected 5000+ AI enthusiasts and 170 speakers in 7 cities - including me and Danish Design Centre / Dansk Design Center. Check it out below […] Read More…

REFLOW: Co-creating circular and regenerative resource flows in cities

As part of my work in Danish Design Centre I have the pleasure of being part of the EU-funded REFLOW Project, which aims to develop circular and regenerative cities through enabling active citizen involvement and systemic change to re-think the current approach to material flows in cities. REFLOW’s vision is to develop such circular and […] Read More…

New data ecosystem mapping tool

As part of the data challenge that we (Danish Design Centre) have been putting together for Erhvervsstyrelsen (Danish Business Authority) in November and December under the title 'Life Data Challenge', I've had the pleasure of co-developing a new tool that helps non-technical people take part in developing new solutions based on data. We call it […] Read More…

Co-edited new book on distributed design

Over the past year I have been part of a great, small team in the EU H2020-funded Distributed Design Project (initially titled 'Distributed Design Market Platform') to put together a book that outlines the current state of 'distributed design': A new emerging field in which technology, makers and new design practices challenges how things are […] Read More…

New toolkit for adopting a platform mindset and culture

In Danish Design Centre, where I have the pleasure of working as Director of Digital & Future Thinking, we have been working with the United Nations' Development program (UNDP) during the last year to experiment with redesigning international development work for the "Sustainable Development Goals era". Concretely we have been working with a handful of […] Read More…