Daan Roosegarde

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Daan Roosegarde

Founder of Studio Roosegaarde in Netherlands

Keynote Speaker Category: Innovation & Creativity, Society & Education
Topics: Music & Art, Urban
Languages: English


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Specialist Subjects


Social Design
Smart Cities
Nature and Technology

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Daan Roosegarde‘s Biography


Daan Roosegaarde is a creative thinker, artist and innovator and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space.

Roosegaarde’s fascination in nature and technology is reflected in his iconic designs such as Smart Highway (roads which charge from sunlight and glow at night), Waterlicht (an installation which shows the force of water) and Smog Free Project (the largest outdoor air purifier in the world which makes jewellery from smog).

Roosegaarde graduated from The Berlage Institute with a Master in Architecture. 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’ building smart sustainable prototypes for the cities of tomorrow.

Roosegaarde has been named Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and Artist of the Year 2016 in The Netherlands. He has exhibited at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Tate Modern, Tokyo National Museum, Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris, Victoria & Albert Museum, and various public spaces in Europe and Asia.