Maya Van Leemput

UNESCO Chair Images of the Future & Co-creation
Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts
MC - Maker
Agence Future

Maya Van Leemput is UNESCO Chairholder on Images of the Futures & Co-creation and the senior researcher of Open Time | Applied Futures Research at the department of People & Society of Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts. She is also an independent researcher and a multi-media maker.

Based in critical theory on alternative futures and postnormal times thinking, Maya’s work builds on inter- and transdisciplinary, experimental, creative, and participatory approaches. Maya favours the themes of media, culture, arts, (cross-cultural) communication, development, living cities, and science and technology in society. With a focus on how images of the future can be co-created in different contexts Maya mixes futures research with media, art, and design approaches, a.o. with the long-term independent project Agence Future in collaboration with visual artist Bram Goots and many other creatives.

Listed among Forbes 50 leading female futurists, Maya is MC for Agence Future, a Fellow of the World Futures Studies Federation and a senior fellow of the Centre of Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies. She is a Member of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Futurists, and a founding member of the interdisciplinary visual arts collective OST and the Plurality University.