Ben Hagenaars holds a PhD in the arts and graduated as a product designer from LUCA School of Arts in Genk (2009). He has initiated several sustainable design projects: Animation Vegetation, Resource Lab, Zit Goed, etc. He is
active as a design researcher and lecturer at LUCA School of Arts. He is the founder of Cirkel Sector, an archive, lab and studio that researches, designs and develops circular design projects (cirkelsector.be).