Luk van der Halle is a Productdesign teacher at the Media & Design Academy (KHLim), and also taught at the Design Academy Eindhoven and FH Joanneum in Graz (Austria). He was the initiator of the IDEM conferences and spent six years on the Board of the Cumulus Association of Arts & Design Universities. In May 2010, this international conference took place in Limburg – partly thanks to his efforts. Luk was also a member of the Provincial Commission for Artistic Crafts and thus played an important role in the early days of Toegepast. Finally, Luk has his own design studio Art + Design in Maasmechelen.