Maya Van Leemput, PhD
Maya Van Leemput is Senior Researcher for the Research Center Open Time | Applied Futures Research at Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and the Arts, where she also teaches Strategic Futures Orientation. Van Leemput is the UNESCO Chairholder Images of the Futures and Co-creation for the Open Time team. Van Leemput earned a Ph.D. from the University of Westminster for research on “Visions of the Future on Television.” In partnership with photographer Bram Goots, she runs 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.