Karen Lens is an architect with a passion for heritage and textiles. Since 2012, she has been a member of Trace at Hasselt University’s Faculty of Architecture and Arts. Here, she teaches theory courses, design studios, and seminars on concept formation, reuse and collectivity to future (interior) architects in bachelor and master. She also works on projects that combine the above interests. Karen obtained a PhD with a thesis on ‘Adaptive reuse of monastic heritage - Cloth maker’s moulage as alternative thread to an architectural master plan’.