Born in Congo of Indian parents and raised in Zaïre, Alok is now based in Brussels, where he has studied engineering, management and film (Licence en Philosophie et Lettres). As a designer, creative director, design strategist, writer-director, he explores conflicting constraints in evolving and hybrid contexts via his design agency Architempo. He is dealing with storytelling in multiple media, space and technologies, from high-tech interactive installations (Extrafiction framework, science museums) to low-tech mise-en-scene (Cannes Film Festival exhibition, Jules Verne exhibition design, public space interventions). His previous professional experience includes brand management at Procter & Gamble and interactive creative direction at both Casterman (the publisher of Tintin a.o.) and Groupe Flammarion.
Alok is a lecturer and invited professor as well as regular speaker at international conferences (including TEDx). In parallel, he launched PechaKucha Brussels and initiated the Belgian presence of IxDA. Alok co-chaired Interaction14 in Amsterdam and currently serves on the IxDA Board of Directors.