Daan Roosegaarde is a Dutch artist and founder of Studio Roosegaarde, which develops projects that merge technology and art in urban environments. He studied at the Institute for the Arts in Arnhem (1997–1999), the Academy of Fine Arts in Enschede (2001–2003), and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam (2003–2005). He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007 in the Netherlands and later opened a "pop-up" studio in Shanghai, China. Roosegaarde's projects often employ light and sensing technology in an interactive manner. Smog Free Project uses a 7-metre (23 ft) tower to filter pollution—processing 30,000 cubic metres per hour (39,000 cuyd/h) of air, using 1,400 Watts of power—and collect the impurities to be converted into jewelry. A related concept mounts filters on bicycles to collect air impurities, as each bicycle travels. Icoon Afsluitdijk is an environmental art installation on a 32-kilometre dyke the Afsluitdijk as part of a government-sponsored renovation program of that structure. It comprises three features, called Gates of Light, Windvogel and Glowing Nature. Gates of Light: Is an example of a futuristic and energy neutral landscape, and includes restored floodgates fitted with prisms that reflect light from vehicle headlights . If there are no cars, the structures don’t light up. Windvogel: Smart kites that create green energy as they twist in the wind through a dynamo generator attached at the base. The string of the kites are luminous, so they glow in the dark. Glowing Nature: Features live bioluminescent algae; single-celled organisms that emit light when touched. They can offer inspiration for light or energy solutions for the future.


Waterlicht is a projected illumination, which simulates rising sea levels by using LED lights and lasers to create the sensation of being underwater.