Lieke Lenaerts (°1993) is a Belgian designer. In 2018 she graduated as Master of Arts in Product Design. During her studies, Lieke discovered the power of design to communicate to the public.
Her work is characterized by this layer of communication. This informs a wide variety of topics from the complexity of the human mind, the ‘AOGTZ’ project, to the relationship between crafts and local heritage, in The Stucmarble Project (TSP).
Lieke’s work has been exhibited internationally, with an ongoing focus on the communicative aspects of design. Thorough research is the heart of her work. In combination with her own personal view, Lieke dissects a theme and translates it into a visual design language. Objects are used as active agents to inform users about a certain topic. This research-based working method results in functional and experimental designs, balancing between the object and the experience.
In 2019 Lieke started working as a product design teacher at the Academy of Hasselt, which she combines with her position as designer-researcher at the Inter-Actions Research Unit, DementiaLab, based at LUCA School Of Arts Genk. As a designer-researcher she’s involved in projects focusing on design for people with dementia.
In 2020, Lieke began a PhD at the LUCA School Of Arts in which she’s researching ways to turn participative design experiences with people living with dementia into accessible design processes, tools and artefacts for other designers (DMNT).