installation art, interactive art
Studio Roosegaarde is a social design lab, founded by Daan Roosegaarde.
The designers and engineers of Studio Roosegaarde have made it their mission to visualise current problems and to design the world in a way that it continues to offer us a home.
“Schoonheid” which in Dutch means beauty as well as cleanliness, is their guiding principle.
“True beauty is not a Louis Vuitton bag or a Ferrari, but clean air and clean energy.”
– Daan Roosegaarde.
It is remarkable how Studio Roosegaarde reaches a broad range of people through their interactive and performative works, enabling exchange and thus creating awareness for current problems.
By working together to propose sustainable solutions, they succeed in bringing great visions from the future into the present.
Their collaborative projects prove that fields such as science and art can benefit from each other.
Why work separately on one goal when you can support and complement each other?
VPRO: “As an Artist and Designer, what can you do to solving this (waste) problem?”
Daan Roosegaarde: “(…) The power of Art and Design is to recapturing the imagination. We won’t change because of numbers but by providing a new vision of the future.”
“I’m a strong believer in cooperation between technologists and artists. We believe in what we do as a service to society, but we are often unable to communicate its worth effectively enough. Artists not only communicate vision and feelings to the public, but help us discover aspects of our work which we are often unable to perceive.”
– ESA Director Franco Ongaro.
2007 | founded Studio Roosegaarde
1979 | born in Nieuwekoop.nl
2003–2005 | Berlage Institute in Rotterdam.nl, MA
2001–2003 | Academy of Fine Arts in Enschede.nl, BA
1997–1999 | Institute for the Arts in Arnhem.nl, BA
“SMOG FREE PROJECT is a campaign for clean air led by Daan Roosegaarde to reduce air pollution and provide an inspirational experience of a clean future. The SMOG FREE TOWER provides a local solution of clean air parks in the public spaces of Korea, China, Poland, and the Netherlands.
As a tangible souvenir, Roosegaarde creates SMOG FREE RINGS made from the compressed smog particles collected from the SMOG FREE TOWER. By sharing the SMOG FREE RING you donate a 1000 m3 of clean air to the city.” – Studio Roosegaarde
“WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water. As a virtual flood WATERLICHT shows how high the water could reach and raises awareness about rising water levels. WATERLICHT creates a collective experience to share the importance of water innovation.” – Studio Roosegaarde
2020 | Gold Award At Future Mars Life Competition
2020 | BUILD Architecture Awards
2019 | Winner Ethics Ethical Award
2019 | Winner Shenzhen Global Design Award
2019 | Winner of World OMOSIROI Award