Nominated for Creative Heroes Awards 2019
As a pioneer of the landscape of the future, the curious outdoor artist Daan Roosegaarde often explores the concept of beauty. This takes shape in social themes such as clean air, clean water and clean energy. ‘I want to make people think about the future in a poetic and imaginative way by questioning things, making them look at things in a different way, and making them aware of the impact of our human presence on Earth’, he says. In his meaningful works of art, an interaction between nature and people, technology, design and engineering play a role. Examples are: Water light, about the rising sea levels, Gates of Light on the Afsluitdijk, the Smog Free Project that provides clean air in China, Windbird that generates green energy, and Space Waste Lab that devises solutions for space waste.
Jury: ‘A unique person, inspirator, inventor and pioneer. Daan Roosegaarde knows how to combine awareness, art, design and climate in insightful projects. He is the first to put that area on the map.’