Chris Woebken (b. Hamburg, DE) 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. Previously he has taught in RISD’s MID program, NYU’s ITP and Integrated Digital Media program as well as SVA’s BFA Design program. 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 Masters 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.

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studio: New Lab (Studio 206), 19 Morris Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA, Twitter

Current and upcoming:
The Shed - Open Call Participating Artists
August 2019
The Shed, NYC, NY, US

MacDowell Colony Residency
24 April - 12 June 2019
Peterborough, NH, US

Exhibit Columbus, Washington Street Installations
Summer 2019
Columbus, IN, US

The Influencing Machine
Dec 1, 2018 ‑ Jan 20, 2019
nGbK neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, DE