Christopher Burman is an urban technologist, artist & co-founder of collaborative design studio Heat Island.
His work as an artist explores the politics of technology and digital production through the use of installation, software and audio and has been shown internationally including at MANIFESTA12, Palermo, KW Institute, Berlin, Jupiter Woods, London and Kunsthalle Lissabon, Portugal.
Between 2018 and 2020 he was Director of Digital Strategy at Strelka KB, Moscow. He was previously a core-team member at Pachube (now Xively), a platform for storing and sharing sensor data and connecting IOT devices acquired by Google in 2018, for which he was nominated for a Design of the Year award by The Design Museum, London.
He is currently a Lecturer at The Bartlett, UCL and Lead Lecturer in Technology on the Prototyping Future Cities MA Programme, Shukhov Lab, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
Heat Island is a collaborative design studio formed between a group of architects, engineers and designers in London, as a space in which to work on projects related to the climate crisis and interested in the types of systemic and large scale change that are necessary to move cities, buildings and infrastructures towards sustainable limits.