Daan Roosegaarde

Daan Roosegaarde

Artist & innovator

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde (1979) is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space. Roosegaarde has been driven by nature’s gifts such as light-emitting fireflies and jellyfishes since an early age. His fascination for nature and technology is reflected in his iconic designs such as Smart Highway (roads which charge from sunlight and glow at night), Waterlicht (a virtual flood) and Urban Sun (cleans public spaces of coronavirus to bring wellbeing).

He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where he works with his team of designers and engineers towards a better future. Together they develop ‘Landscapes of the Future’ and build smart sustainable prototypes for the cities of tomorrow. Roosegaarde is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, named Artist of the Year 2016 in The Netherlands, and visiting professor at Tongji University Shanghai, OCAD University Toronto and Monterrey University in Mexico.

Learn more at https://www.studioroosegaarde.net/stories

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