Chris Woebken is a speculative design practitioner, educator, and co-founder of the Extrapolation Factory, a participatory-futures studio.
Chris lives and works in New York City, and he is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Chris is a former Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab, a former Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Environmental Health Clinic, and he earned a Master’s Degree in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art in London. Recently his work was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship, the Shed‘s Open Call grant, and he received the NYFA Fellowship in Digital/Electronic Arts. His work has been exhibited widely including the MoMA in New York, NCCA National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, and the China National Museum in Beijing. He has created special commissions for Z33 in Leuven, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and ZKM in Karlsruhe, and his work is in museum and private collections.