research-creation institute in design
ruedi an vera baur
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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 (fr/ch)
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 and is managing director of dix—milliards—humains.
Maxime Leleux is a graphic designer. He holds a master's degree in visual communications, as well as post-graduate degrees in education and urban design. His daily multi-disciplinary practice addresses issues of visual narrative and user experience in the fields of architecture, culture, politics and society. He is also a member of the 'Design Orienté' group, which examines the influences and issues that guide designers in the production process.
odyssée khorsandian (fr)
Odyssée Khorsandian, a graphic and digital designer who graduated from ESAD in Reims, devotes her research and creative activity to exploring the relationship between design and emerging issues in the social, ecological and political contexts of the contemporary world.
josselin dufort (fr) - 2018/2023
A graduate in political science, Josselin Dufort has proven experience in managing multidisciplinary and international projects. At dix-milliards-humains, he coordinates projects, handles administrative and financial management and communicates on projects.
esteban gonzález jiménez (co) - 2019/2023
Professor of political philosophy at the Pontifical Bolivarian University of Medellin (Colombia), Esteban González Jiménez holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Paris 8 and is a researcher at the Critical Studies Research Group in Medellin (Colombia) and at Mondes Caraïbes et transatlantiques en mouvement in Paris (CNRS/FMSH). He is head of research at dix-milliards-humains.
since 2018, they have taken part in...
lola alvarez (fr), emma sfez (fr), hugo alvarez (fr/es), audrey buchot (fr), juliette vignon (fr), nina basteris (fr), hugo jauffret (fr), simon bouchard (fr), loïc lorea (fr), alice carneau (fr), nicolas rollinger (fr), agata rudnicka (pl), julia reitzer (fr), anaëlle golfier (be/fr), claudia cano (cat), leo grunstein (fr), jonathan blezard (fr), jeanne saliou (fr), céleste gigaudaut (fr), yiwei wang (ch), gerit ludwig (de), julius riek (de), sophie tassart (fr), sara lièvre (fr), alexine schwob (fr)
The institute works in synergy with a network of partners who, through their skills and approach to subjects, bring complementary expertise to the research or topics we process.
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 !