Artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde (1979) is internationally known for creating social designs that explore the relation between people, technology and space. His Studio Roosegaarde is the social design lab with his team of designers and engineers based in the Netherlands and Shanghai.
Roosegaarde is Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, in the top 5 of Sustainable Trouw 100 as most influential Dutch green leader, and selected as Talent of the Year 2015 by Kunstweek.
With projects ranging from fashion to architecture his interactive designs such as Dune, Intimacy and Smart Highway are tactile high-tech environments in which viewer and space become one. This connection, established between ideology and technology, results in what Roosegaarde calls ‘techno-poetry’.
Roosegaarde has won the INDEX Design Award, World Technology Award, two Dutch Design Awards, Charlotte Köhler Award, Accenture Innovation Award, and China’s Most Successful Design Award. He has been the focus of exhibitions at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Tate Modern, National Museum in Tokyo, Victoria and Albert Museum, and various public spaces in Rotterdam and Hong Kong.
Selected by Forbes and Good 100 as a creative changemaker, Daan Roosegaarde is a frequent invited lecturer at international conferences such as TED and Design Indaba, and TV media guest at De Wereld Draait Door and CNN.