Chris Julien

Chris Julien works as research director at Waag Society. As a member of the board he is responsible for the collective research agenda and methodology of Waag Society. Besides this he is one of the spokespersons for the institution and as such maintains Waag Society’s international research network.

His ability to translate philosophical vistas into concrete projects makes him a core playmaker of the institution. A long-term focus on interdisciplinary approaches in academic and societal context shape the new Public Research agenda of Waag Society. In it, individuals as ethical actors are placed centre-stage throughout the entire chain of research, design and implementation of social innovation.

Before his role at Waag Society, Chris worked as finance director of the Studio 80 foundation, co-founded Novel Creative Consultancy and research new ways of working at FreedomLab. At this time he is a committee member at Creative Industries Fund NL, chairman of the GroenLinks committee on arts & culture in Amsterdam, and a regular fixture at Red Light Radio with his POP CTRL shows.