Ben Hagenaars

Ben Hagenaars (BE) graduated as a master in productdesign at the MAD-faculty in Genk (2009). Additionally he gained a post-graduate degree in packaging design at Sint-Lucas Gent. In 2010 he executed his master project Animation Vegetation, a project on public interaction and urban green space, in the city of Heerlen and the city of Hasselt. He gained experience as a designer in studio Pure Sang in Antwerp and with design agency Tjep in Amsterdam. He is also co-founder of Resource Lab a project on redesigning existing objects and materials.

He’s currently working as a designer/researcher on his PhD project Cultivating Communities. The aim of the project is to create open methods and tools for participatory scenario making.