Cities are central to most of our lives. Their complexity makes them tough to manage, yet the opportunities are vast. The city is also ours. In researching cities, I want to learn how to offer better solutions to societal issues at the city level. I have done so by working with city functionaries using qualitative methods, applied to different intersects between media and cities.
I graduated as MSc in Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel with greatest distinction in 2014. My master thesis focused on creative class and regional policy. During my master, I also worked at the SMIT research centre, where I collaborated on an project on innovation for newsprint media in Flanders. From June 2016 till February 2017, I worked at MICT on a a study about Flanders’ gaming policy. I joined SMIT in February of 2017 to work on several projects and a PhD relating to the monitoring of smart cities.