Circular governance between theory and practice

Laboratory of Transdisciplinarity III (LabT)


CLIC’s third Transdisciplinary Laboratory (LabT) will take place on 21 November 2019 in Brussels. It is organized by ICHEC Brussels Management School which is leading on work package 3 Supporting circular governance through informed decision-making. This LabT will discuss circular governance at all levels starting from the global level, investigating the regional, speculating on the city and finally examining it at the building level.

ICHEC aims at spurring reflection and discussion around the evolving theoretical framework of circular governance and to draw lessons from seminal practical case-studies. In this regard, Michel Bauwens will be talking us through the urban commons transitions and providing some examples from a global perspective. Stephan Kampelmann will speculate on how to govern the circular metabolism and provide examples of attempts to innovate the governance of metabolic flows. Andy Pratt will explore the possibility of governing the cultural sector from a circular economy perspective. Arianne Acke will present the Living Lab experience co-designed and implemented under the framework of the Horizon 2020 REPAiR project. Michiel Van Balen will share his insights on the entrepreneurial journey of the cases of De Hoorn and Hal5 in Leuven, Belgium. Finally, Christian Ost will draw some conclusions based on the interactive discussion and exchange of views. 


  • Michel Bauwens, Director and founder of the P2P Foundation
  • Stephan Kampelmann, Chair circular economy and circular metabolism at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculty of Architecture La Cambre-Horta
  • Andy Pratt, Professor of Cultural Economy, Director, Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries, City University London
  • Arianne Acke, Team Builder (team bouw), OVAM, Horizon 2020 REPAiR project
  • Michiel Van Balen, Architect and entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Miss Miyagi
  • Christian Ost, Professor of Economics and former Dean of ICHEC Brussels Management School, CLIC’s WP3 leader


  • Ruba Saleh, Researcher, ICHEC Brussels Management School


21 November 2019 from 1:30 to 6:00 PM.


Auditorium Étienne Davignon, ICHEC Brussels Management School, 4 Boulevard Brand Whitlock, 1150 Bruxelles.