Maja van der velden


I am the Sustainability and Design group leader and research director of the Sustainability & Design Lab. I lead the Circular Energy thematic research group, deputy-lead the Futuring Nordics thematic research group, and I am a member of the Sustainable AI working group.

Academic interests

A academic interests are sustainable digitalisation, in particular related to AI and data science in general, sustainable circular economy, with a focus on repair and recycling, and design for sustainability. Theoretically, I work with critical theories of technology, such as feminist technoscience, instrumentalisation theory, and mediation theory; systems thinking, and new materialist approaches. In terms of design approaches, I lean towards humanist and entanglement HCI, transition design, and systems oriented design.

Lab work

(coming soon, once we can use our Lab again)

Published Mar. 20, 2021 10:05 PM - Last modified June 21, 2021 10:45 AM


Research groups

  • Circular Energy for a Sustainable Circular Economy
  • Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models
  • Sustainability and Design