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Landscapes of the Future

New technologies continue to transform our relation to the city. Artist, designer & innovator Daan Roosegaarde explores the social role of design in our urban world, presenting his unique approach and vision for the future.

What to expect

From drone delivery to smart surveillance, new technologies continue to transform our life in the city. And from over-crowding to dangerous levels of pollution, the city also presents some of the most urgent challenges facing humanity. With the majority of humanity now living in the urban world, how should design shape the city of the future?

Through innovative light installations, smart highways, and air filters that create jewellery from smog, artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde explores the role that technology should play in creating our cities. In this talk, he examines some of the major challenges facing today’s urban world, discussing the social role of design, the importance of beauty and his vision for the future.

Image credit | Waterlicht, Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde

Image credit | Smart Highway, Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde

Image credit | Smart Highway, Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde

Image credit | Smart Highway, Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde

Image credit | Smog Free Project, Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde

Image credit | Smog Free Ring, Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde

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Booking information

Adult £10, student/concession £7.50, Members £9

For a five day priority booking period Members have access to a limited number of tickets that are available at a 10% discount before tickets go on general release.

Speaker

Daan Roosegaarde

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde (1979) is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space. His fascination for nature and technology is reflected in his iconic designs such as Smart Highway, Waterlicht, and Smog Free Project.

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Background image | Smog Free Prooject, Courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde