Cristoforo is a designer, visual artist, and technophile who aspires to galvanize social change by making films that encourage us to questionwhat isand lead us to ask ourselves what if? He seeks to serve communities through processes of co-creation where he contributes filmmaking as a tool to assist reflection upon problems, hypothesize solutions, and ultimately make both relatable to insiders and outsiders with the potential to act.
Cris draws inspiration from multiple modes of public art and civic practice and is especially interested in where these areas convene—such as during the Bogotá mayorship of Antanas Mockus. Such inspiration is the culmination of a personal journey that began with a BA in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and cascaded through non-profits, startups, federal government, and academia in a series of roles that found Cris variously wearing the hats of animator, graphic designer, editor, filmmaker, photographer, and web developer. Most recently, Cris has worked with the White House, Techstars, and metaLAB at Harvard—a research and teaching unit with a complementarily interdisciplinary outlook.
A recent estimate by a friend suggests that Cristoforo gesticulates at a rate of 40.3 gestures per minute. To witness what three-tenths of a hand gesture looks like or otherwise inquire about a conversation, please reach out to him at Cristoforo@utexas.edu.