Maya Van Leemput

Futurist and maker
A conversation piece
Photo credit / Image credit
Bram Goots

Maya Van Leemput is Senior Researcher and UNESCO Chairholder on Images of the Futures and Co-creation for the Research Center Open Time | Applied Futures Research at Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and the Arts. In partnership with photographer Bram Goots, she runs Agence Future, a long-term independent project for exploring images of the future, combining conversation-based approaches and visual ethnography with multi-media co-creation. Her critical, forward-looking work on media, culture, arts, cross-cultural communication, development, and science and technology in society, uses experimental, creative and participatory approaches. Van Leemput is a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and the Centre of Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies, a member of the board of the Association of Professional Futurists, and a founding member of the interdisciplinary visual arts collective OST and the Plurality University. 


Futures Change: the Workshop

Maya Van Leemput, Mushon Zer-Aviv

We will map various fragments of what makes the economic present, estimate the time and effort required to change them, and finally imagine different futures through counterfactuals. This is an open invitation to unpack many of the ideas you absorbed in the past 3 days and explore new opportunities for change.
Workshop Flutgraben
Hands On

Futures Exchange: the Panel

Maya Van Leemput, Orit Halpern, Johannes Kleske, John A. Sweeney, Mushon Zer-Aviv

Orit Halpern, Johannes Kleske and John Sweeney explore how economic thinking and language affects our perspectives on tomorrow and how we can rethink our future destinations. The discussion moderated by Maya Van Leemput and Mushon Zer-Aviv, ignited by the panelists' provocations and interventions will draw you, the audience into this exchange.
Stage 4
Panel discussion