Chris Woebken Studio is a design futures research practice residing on the traditional and unceded land of the Lenape also known as Brooklyn, New York. The studio examines the potential of design for discussing new imaginaries around complex social, technological, and ecological challenges. The studio develops special commissions with cultural organizations including numerous free public programs.

Chris is currently teaching at Fordham University and Parsons School of Design.  Previously he was a research associate at the MIT Media Lab, Original Minds Scholar at Dalton School and a Faculty Fellow at Parsons Urban Systems Lab. He has experience teaching in K-12 contexts up to college-level within public and private schools such as CUNY City Tech, Columbia GSAPP, NYU, RISD, SVA, P.S. 147 and UPenn. Chris earned a Master’s in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art in London. 
Areas I specialize in: 
Participatory Futures Research, Structuring participatory design engagements, Critical & experimental design curriculum and workshop development, Special interest in biodesign and ecology research

Past project partners include:
Arts & Culture: Ali Forney Center, Laboratorio para la Ciudad in Mexico City, Local Projects, Dunne & Raby, Goethe Institute, MIT Media Lab - Playful Systems Group, MOS Architects, Museum of Modern Art, Strelka Institute, Sagmeister Inc., The Green Eyl, The Living, Van Alen Institute, Walker Art Center, YesYesNo, Youth Design Center, Z33

Public Sector: NYC Emergency Management, NYC Department of Education, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Red Cross Climate Center, UNICEF

Industry: Autodesk Research, ComEd, Deep Science Ventures, Dubai Future Foundation, IDEO, Forum for the Future, Ford Motor Company, frog design, Ginkgo Bioworks, Intel Research, Microsoft Research, Space10

email: hello at chriswoebken dot com
studio location: 21 Flushing Ave, Building 212, Suite 201, Brooklyn, NY 11205
mailing address: 19 Morris Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA
socials: Instagram, Flickr

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