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Lecture at LEDforum Sao Paulo
Lecture at LEDforum Sao Paulo
LEDforum Sao Paulo is known internationally for lectures in high tech and professional lighting. This year includes the keynote lecture by Daan Roosegaarde on August 19.
Lecture 4GAMECHANGERS Vienna
Lecture 4GAMECHANGERS Vienna
Join us in the live lecture by Daan Roosegaarde at 4GAMECHANGERS Festival in Vienna about outer space, peace and worlds far away. The panel of astronauts and artists asks itself the question: What impact does outer space have on humans and to what extent is outer space already integrated into our lives?
Official date for Seeing Stars Leiden
Official date for Seeing Stars Leiden
It’s official: The city of Leiden will switch off its city lights on September 25 to see the stars together. Lights off, stars on. All citizens of Leiden are encouraged to participate. SEEING STARS Leiden is accompanied with a cultural and citizen science program as part of the Leiden European City of Science 2022.
SMOG FREE TOWER
SMOG FREE TOWER
With SMOG FREE TOWER we create clean air parks in public spaces. The SMOG FREE TOWER uses a small amount of green energy to clean 30,000 m3 of air every hour. True beauty is clean air.
Phaidon book of Daan Roosegaarde
Phaidon book of Daan Roosegaarde
The art monograph book of Daan Roosegaarde about his projects and ideas is published by Phaidon with contributions by Fumio Nanjo, Carol Becker, and Nico Daswani. Now available at Phaidon.
Organic fireworks SPARK live in Bilbao
Organic fireworks SPARK live in Bilbao
Our premiere of SPARK Bilbao is a poetic performance of thousands of biodegradable light sparks floating in the air. SPARK Bilbao is a new sustainable celebration to inspire wonder, as alternative for polluting fireworks, drones, or balloons.

Watch the new amazing movie or visit The Wellbeing Summit 1-3 June in the public Doña Casilda Iturrizar Park of Bilbao-Biscay, Spain, 22.30-00.00 free entrance.
The Talks of Salone del Mobile Milano
The Talks of Salone del Mobile Milano
SUSTAINABILITY: THREE DIFFERENT EPISODES curated by Maria Cristina Didero with Victoria Siddall, Daan Roosegaarde, and Eva Feldkamp. Daan Roosegaarde will talk about innovation and technological art: his aim is to speed up the process of spreading social projects to help save the planet and improve life in urban spaces. Watch the lecture here.
SPARK
SPARK
Lecture at Huiput Helsinki
Lecture at Huiput Helsinki
Huiput Creative Festival in Helsinki brings together creative professionals and students to hear talks from both Finnish and foreign forerunners in the creative industry, including a special keynote by Daan Roosegaarde on May 11.
Waterlicht Loevestein
Waterlicht Loevestein
Waterlicht Loevestein Castle
Waterlicht Loevestein Castle
WATERLICHT returned to the Netherlands at the special location of Loevestein Castle.

With thousands of visitors, WATERLICHT created a collective experience at this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site to remind us of the importance of water innovation and the impact of climate change.
TV Interview Humberto
TV Interview Humberto
Watch here the live TV interview with Humberto Tan and Daan Roosegaarde. Almost a million people viewed how WATERLICHT will flood Loevestein Castle.
Seeing Stars Leiden
Seeing Stars Leiden
The mayor of Leiden has confirmed the collaboration with Studio Roosegaarde to realise SEEING STARS as part of the Leiden European City of Science 2022.
WindZicht
WindZicht
We dream of a new perspective, on the top of windmills.
WindZicht
WindZicht
Live TV interview BEAU
Live TV interview BEAU
Watch yesterday's live TV interview at BEAU with Daan Roosegaarde about organic fireworks SPARK, and a special announcement about a new SEEING STARS in Leiden.
We Are Hiring: PR Communication Manager
We Are Hiring: PR Communication Manager
Studio Roosegaarde is currently looking for an experienced PR & Communication Manager for our new public art projects, creating positive stories for a new world via digital and printed media.
WATERLICHT
WATERLICHT
SPARK Bilbao
SPARK Bilbao
SPARK
SPARK
Wonder and reflect
Wonder and reflect
SPARK Bilbao transforms traditional and polluting methods of celebrations such as balloons, confetti and drones into a new sustainable, community celebration. 1-3 June at The Wellbeing Summit in Bilbao-Biscay.
Inspired by fireflies
Inspired by fireflies
Last month of exhibition TOUCH
Last month of exhibition TOUCH
A single touch can change everything. TOUCH celebrates the power of human connection at museum Draiflessen Collection. The artwork’s electronic sensor field senses when two visitors join hands and transforms into a 4,300 m3 galaxy of stars. Visit it now till February 27 in Mettingen, Germany.
SEEING STARS world news
SEEING STARS world news
SEEING STARS switches off the city lights to bring back the stars to your own street, as you can see here in Franeker NL in collaboration with UNESCO. Thank you Beau RTL TV, El Pais, Fastcompany, Designboom, Elle, La Repubblica, De Volkskrant and millions of people in sharing the story of SEEING STARS.
Urban Sun wins Architecture Masterprize
Urban Sun wins Architecture Masterprize
URBAN SUN is awarded in the installations & structures category of the Architecture MasterPrize, demonstrating that innovative design goes beyond aesthetics.
TV interview Beau
TV interview Beau
Two million people watched the TV interview with Daan Roosegaarde at Beau about SEEING STARS.
Seeing Stars
Seeing Stars
Everybody should have the right to see the stars
Everybody should have the right to see the stars
SEEING STARS is our new collaboration with UNESCO and the city of Franeker to bring back the stars in your own street.
SEEING STARS enables everyone to experience the magic of starlight again
SEEING STARS enables everyone to experience the magic of starlight again
“I am so proud to switch off all the lights in our city, to see the stars and feel connected with each other.” - Marga Waanders, mayor of Franeker in SEEING STARS.
Urban Sun at Cooper Hewitt New York
Urban Sun at Cooper Hewitt New York
The exhibition "Design and Healing" at Cooper Hewitt in New York presents creative design responses to COVID-19, including our URBAN SUN. Open for public till 20 February, 2023.
TOUCH opens
TOUCH opens
TOUCH
TOUCH
TOUCH transforms museum Draiflessen Collection into an ephemeral dream world of light through the joining of hands.

What was until recently a completely everyday, self-evident act of human encounter is suddenly no longer so: the mutual touch, the embrace or the handshake. Roosegaarde addresses this moment and the significance of this human connection in his expansive installation developed especially for the Draiflessen Collection.

In the museum's 4,300 m3 exhibition space, Roosegaarde has created TOUCH, an interactive work of art that captivates visitors as they enter, creates a sense of wonder, and invites and inspires them to act without words. The fact that our perception and action are specifically directed towards this special act of connection unravels at the very moment of touch: this is the key to an imposing visual explosion that transports us and our counterpart into a new universe when the artwork’s electronic field senses when two visitors join hands and through this interaction, light is then coded into thousands of star lights.

28.11.2021 until 27.02.2022 in Mettingen, Germany.
Winner Global Future Design Award & Lovie Award
Winner Global Future Design Award & Lovie Award
Our GROW won the People's Lovie Winner in Science & Education and Global Future Design Awards in Lighting Design which recognises outstanding design across the globe.
Waterlicht
Waterlicht
WATERLICHT Germany opens
WATERLICHT Germany opens
WATERLICHT is a collective experience to raise awareness of climate change worldwide.
Get inspired, take action
Get inspired, take action
GROW wins World Design Awards 2021
GROW wins World Design Awards 2021
Upcoming: Waterlicht Germany premiere
Upcoming: Waterlicht Germany premiere
Our monumental light installation WATERLICHT is back and celebrates its German premiere in Oberhausen. As a virtual flood of light WATERLICHT will immerse the Peter Behrens Building in blue light and raise awareness of rising water levels worldwide. In doing so, WATERLICHT questions how we as societies can deal with rising water levels of different origins in a local and global context.

In Oberhausen, the artwork is set in relation to the challenges of eternity. As a result of coal mining, the Ruhr region has sunk by up to 25 meters. Without the constant pumping of groundwater, large parts of the region would be flooded and a lake landscape of up to 90km in length would be created. Intensive research is being conducted not only into how the water can be extracted but how the heat of the water from underground can be used to generate energy.

Welcome at Future 21 WATERLICHT 5 and 6 November 19:30 till 00:00 in Oberhausen, Germany.
Techno poetry opens in Italy
Techno poetry opens in Italy
LOTUS Maffei opens
LOTUS Maffei opens
LOTUS Maffei blooms in response to light and is now part of the permanent art collection of Palazzo Maffei in Verona, Italy amongst artworks by Lucio Fontana, Pablo Picasso and Gerrit Rietveld.

Curated by Gabriella Belli, LOTUS Maffei creates a dynamic dialogue in search of a new harmony between people and the environment.
Lecture at Expo 2020 Dubai
Lecture at Expo 2020 Dubai
Join us for an exclusive talk and the screening of GROW with inventor Daan Roosegaarde at the Netherlands Pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai on World Food Day on October 16th, 2021 at 2 PM GST in collaboration with the Embassy and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Arab Emirates. Register link.
Winner Fast Company‘s Innovation by Design Award
Winner Fast Company‘s Innovation by Design Award
GROW is winner of the Established Excellence category in Fast Company‘s 2021 Innovation by Design Awards, alongside designers and businesses who are solving problems for a better future. GROW is "a remarkable science-meets-art solution that hints at a more sustainable future for the agricultural industry." - FastCompany