Chris Alker is a registered architect, writer, & DJ. Originally from Houston, TX he moved to New York City in 2004. With a passion for art, architecture, and music, he has tapped into the city's creative pulse in order to share his ideas, his writings, and his Damaged-Disco record collection. Unable or unwilling to choose a single medium for his creative output, he operates in the space between architecture, music, & prose. Each informing and expanding the other, he is constantly talking about music and dancing about architecture.
He is responsible for countless building projects, raucous dance parties, is a contributing writer for multiple digital and print publications, has lectured at Yale's prestigious American Studies program, is the former label manager of Subtrak Records, and is one half of the DJ duo DELUXE. He holds a residency on the first Thursdays of each month at The VNYL in Manhattan's East Village and a podcast, Function Factory, on the last Sundays of each month at Halcyon Record Shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Chris can be commissioned for architecture, interior & graphic design, DJ events, lectures, mixes, playlists, & prose.
Photograph by Irvin A Kelly