Christopher Woebken


Chris Woebken (b. Hamburg, DE) is a design futures researcher and co-founder of the Extrapolation Factory, a participatory futures practice. Chris’s work extends the inquiries of social, technological and environmental impact. Chris lives and works in New York City and he is teaching at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Parsons School of Design as well as Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Chris earned a Masters Degree in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art in London. Recently his work was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship (19), the Shed‘s Open Call grant (19) as well as a Graham Foundation Individual Grant (19). 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.


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