2021–  2023    Foundation d’Entreprise Martell, Cognac, France

2019–  2022    Rector at Karlsruhe University of Art & Design (HfG). Karlsruhe, Germany

2016–  2019    European Cultural Capital, Matera, Italy

2001–  2019    Artistic Director and Founder of Z33 House for Contemporary Art. Hasselt, Belgium

2017–  2018   Curator of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial (22 Sep–4 Nov 2018). Istanbul, Turkey

2016–    Artistic Director of Atelier LUMA, LUMA Arles. Arles, France

2010–  2020    Head of Master Department Social Design, Design Academy Eindhoven. Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2001–  2010    Lecturer, Design Academy Eindhoven, Department Man and Well-Being. Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2001–  2011    Project Manager, Design, Anno ’02. Kortrijk, Belgium

1998–  2001    Director, Centre for Integral Product Design CEPRO. Waregem, Belgium

1998–99    Host Lecturer, Product Design, Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg. Genk, Belgium

1995–98    Product Manager, Kreon. Antwerp, Belgium

1995–96    Lecturer and host lecturer, Design Theory, Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg, Department Graphic and Advertisement Design. Hasselt, Belgium


2021–      Planet of People, Lithuanian Space Agency at the Venice Architectural Biennial 2021.

2014–      Designing Scarcity: Design & Innovation in Times of Scarcity at the New Institute. Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2012–      Manifesta 9. Genk, Belgium


2021–      Auto Ethnographic Turn in Design [Valiz, Amsterdam]

2021–      Muller Van Severen: Dialogue. [Walther König]

2020–      Social Matter, Social Design: For Good or Bad, all Design is Social. [Valiz, Amsterdam]


1986–1992    Product Design, Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg (former SHIVKV). Thesis: The Game as Metaphor for the Twentieth Century. Magna cum laude. Genk, Belgium


2019–     Design As Learning: Fiction Practice-Young Curators Lab at Porto Design Biennale

2018–     Design As Learning: Talk at Harvard Graduate School of Design

2016–    Member of the advisory board. Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019. Matera, Italy

2015–    Member of the advisory board. V&A Museum of Design Dundee. Dundee, Great Britain