Daan graduated from The Berlage Institute with a master’s in architecture. Dutch artist and innovator, Daan is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space.
In 2007 he founded Studio Roosegaarde, where they develop ‘Landscapes of the Future’, building smart sustainable prototypes for the cities of tomorrow. His fascination for nature and technology is reflected in his iconic designs such as Waterlicht, Smog Free Project and Space Waste Lab. He is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, a visiting professor at several universities, was selected by Forbes and Good 100 as a creative change maker and named Artist of the Year 2016 in The Netherlands.