Lars van Vianen is a meta-designer and founding director of Scape Agency. Proceeding from a background in interactive art, experience design and parametric architecture, Lars explores the convergence of synthetic biology, materials science, artificial intelligence and robotic construction. Believing the principle of design is the decodation of dreams into the parametrization and instrumentalization of reality, he exerts computation to concurrently operate across scales and mediate between natural and artificial actors. Lars holds a bachelor diploma in building technology, later studied architecture at Hyperbody and curated INDESEM (International Design Seminar) at the Delft University of Technology. He has prior professional experience as designer, software developer, technical producer and innovation manager at several established art, architecture and construction practices.
Lars van Vianen launched Scape Agency in 2020. Scape Agency is a spatial innovation collective that dreams, discovers and designs the everyday of tomorrow. Its mission is to naturalise the artificial in liveable and sustainable –scapes that spark the imagination and inspire future generations. Scape Agency operates in unison through a meta-disciplinary network of artists, designers, engineers and scientists, and blends creative thinking and emerging technologies in spatial interventions that create a brighter perspective for people and planet. Currently, specific product and process developments include bioreceptive surfaces, phytoremediation strategies, augmented photobiology, advanced optics and functional microstructures, supported by its research in spatial intelligence and digital fabrication.