Landscapes of Future: How We Can Merge Technologies, Art and Space

09 September 2019
Strelka Institute
lecture in Moscow
About the lecture
Lecture will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation into Russian
Trying to get more attention to the ecological crisis in the world, Daan Roosegarde, a Dutch artist and innovator, creates projects that combine art and technologies. Internationally acclaimed works include WATERLICHT (a virtual flood showing the power of water), SMOG FREE PROJECT (the world's first largest outdoor air purifier which turns smog into jewellery), SMART HIGHWAY (roads that charge throughout the day and glow at night) and the recent SPACE WASTE LAB (visualising and upcycling 29 000 items of space waste). During his lecture, Daan will be telling about architecture of future, about what "Schoonheid" is to him (a Dutch word with two meanings: 'beauty', that comes from creativity; and 'clean', that comes from clean air and clean energy) and how this principle helps him in his work.
    Daan Roosegarde
    Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde 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 Smog Free Project (the largest outdoor air purifier in the world which makes jewellery from smog). 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 is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum and named Artist of the Year 2016 in The Netherlands. Roosegaarde has won the London Design Innovation Medal, the INDEX Design Award, the World Technology Award, two Dutch Design Awards, the Charlotte Köhler Award, and China's Most Successful Design Award. He exhibited at the Design Museum in London, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Tate Modern, Tokyo National Museum, Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris, Victoria & Albert Museum and various public spaces in Europe and Asia. Selected by Forbes and Good 100 as a creative change maker, Roosegaarde shares his visionary ideas frequently at conferences across the world such as TED and Design Indaba.
    Monday 09 September 2019, 17:00
    Strelka Institute, Courtyard
    Bersenevskaya Embankment 14, bld. 5A, Moscow
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    The lecture is organised in cooperation with
    Strelka Institute in Moscow