Catherine Elsen is Professor at University of Liège and former Research Affiliate at MIT. She holds a PhD in Engineering Sciences and MS degrees in Social Sciences and Architectural Engineering. Her research interests cover design processes and the impact tools and methods have on such processes.
Yaprak’s works unfold in two intertwined axes: pragmatic aesthetics and social design, both driven by ethnographic fieldwork and research through design. Through a politico-anthropological approach, her research and practice investigate the engagement between humans and non-humans for the ecological transition of the artificial.
Maxim Lamirande, a post-doctoral researcher, holds a BSc of Industrial Design and a MASc in Design and Complexity from the UdeM. They hold a PhD in Design & Innovation from the Open University. Their research focuses on amplifying the voices and lived experiences of users across the project development process.
Louise Masciarelli holds a degree in Architectural Engineering from ULiège. She conducts her thesis at the University of Liège and at Hasselt University (ArcK lab). Her research focuses on how architecture can contribute to the well-being of long terme patients in hospitals environments.
Audrey holds a MS degree in Architectural Engineering from ULiège. After some field experience in architectural agencies, she returns to research and takes a step back from the profession through her thesis, studying the interactions between architects and their end-users.
Gwendoline Schaff is a PhD Candidate in Architecture at the University of Liège (Team11 & Inter’Act labs) and at Hasselt University (ArcK lab). Her research focuses on the architecture of home for older people and the relationships between housing and the wellbeing of the inhabitants in later life.
Lara Vigneron is co-founder of WeLL (Wallonia e-health Living Lab) which supports innovation projects in the health domain. After a MS degree and a PhD in Engineering Sciences, she collaborate scientifically with Inter’Act throughout the development of participatory and user-centered solutions.
As an enthusiast of co-creation, Çiğdem is currently studying the tools and methods operationalized for co-design and how they support designers and users interaction. By this investigation, she aims to improve the architectural service experience for both architects and their users/clients.
Alessandro ACCONCIA, researcher: Living Labs and their transferability to business ecosystems
Clémentine SCHELINGS, post-doctoral researcher: Participatory processes, tools and assessment
Adeline STALS, PhD student and post-doctoral researcher: Parametric modelling in architectural SME’s
Master Theses Affiliates
DELEFORTRIE Marion : User-centric methods and tools to foster user-awareness in architecture studios
DENAYER Philippe : Architecture & Space in rest homes: issues of feeling at home and appropriation
DESMET Guillaume : Lunar architecture: design recommendations and methodologies
DUVAL Maxime : Architecture and Comic Books: Evaluation of the use of comics for the transmission of architectural intentions
GUILLAUME Nathan : User-centred design with or without user feedback: the case of pedagogical environments
LOYER Victor : Inclusive architecture: the case of senior patients with dementia
NOULIN Justine : How to adapt and design houses to flood risks? Case studies from UK and Belgium.