Liesbeth Huybrechts (1979, Leuven, Belgium) is Associate Professor and works in the areas of participatory design, spatial transformation processes and human-computer interaction in the research group Arck, University of Hasselt. She is involved in the Living Lab The Other Market (https://deanderemarkt.be/), a space for reflection and action on the future of work. She is also part of the research projects Traders and Critical Heritage dealing with Participatory Design and (Heritage in) Public Space (Marie Curie ITN, www.traders.eu ).
Together with Thomas Laureyssens she designed the frequently used participatory mapping tool MAP-it (www.map-it.be ). As a freelancer she is active in exhibitions, workshops and writing. In the past, she taught in the Social Design Masters, Design Academy Eindhoven in the Interaction Design Department (LUCA, KULeuven). She co-founded the research group Social Spaces (www.socialspaces.be) exploring the social qualities of design and art.