Ben Hagenaars is a post-doc design researcher in the research group Interactions and teacher in the product design department of the LUCA School Of Arts in Genk, Belgium. He researches the role of the designer in relation to sustainability and circular economy. He initiated the Circle Sector project and integrated it within LUCA School Of Arts. Through the Circle Sector platform Ben aims to provide design students and researchers the opportunity to collaborate with industry, policy, citizens and scientist to shape the circular economy on a regional scale. The output of Circle Sector has been exhibited at Z33 Hasselt, (Politics of design, 2018), Design Museum, Gent (Generous Nature, 2019), Royal Academy of Arts in London (Eco-Visionaries, 2020) and the World Economic forum in Davos (2020).