research-creation institute in design
ruedi an vera baur
we are aproximately______________ humans.
In 2018 Ruedi and Vera Baur establish dix—milliards—humains, a research-creation institute based in Paris. The institute is a tool to think citizenship in a different way and to develop a renewed vision of civic design. With an international and transdisciplinary approach, this responsible and social design aims to promote a new form of citizenship.
The objective of the approach is to link local issues - those related to our places of life and work, in particular in urban spaces - to those we all share as inhabitants of Earth.
The institute is based on the experience of world known designer (Ruedi Baur) and an anthropologist working on urban design and applied creation (Vera Baur). A multidisciplinary and international research team accompanies them.
Ruedi Baur is a Franco-Swiss designer. He has been working for 30 years in the context of public space. Consult his complete biography and bibliography by following the link below to his personal website.
Vera Baur specializes in Design theory, Sociology of Design, Cultural and Visual Studies, and Urban Design among other fields. Her theoretical and applied research is situated at the interface between culture, science and society. In 2011, with Ruedi Baur, she creates Civic City which develops transdisciplinary research in critical design. She is a member of the Chair of Architecture and Urban Design at ETH Zurich.
Josselin Dufort is a graduate of the IEP in Grenoble and has a master's degree in cultural project management. He has proven experience in project management and cooperation between actors. He coordinates creation and research projects for dix—milliards—humains.
dix—milliards—humains develops its research in an open and collaborative approach. And all collaborations are welcome. Let us know if you wish to share research, launch a topic, translate texts we have put online (why not?)... See you soon !