research-creation institute in design
ruedi an vera baur
Today, _______________________________ 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 and is managing director of dix—milliards—humains.
Josselin Dufort has a degree in political science and has proven experience in managing multidisciplinary projects. He coordinates creative and research projects for dix—milliards—humains.
Maxime leleux is graphic designer. He is design project manager for dix—milliards—humains. He continues his research work in design and cartography with the EnsAD - Paris.
Professor of Political Philosophy at the Pontifical Bolivarian University of Medellin (Colombia), Esteban González Jiménez is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Paris 8 and a researcher attached to the Groupe de Recherche en Études Critiques in Medellin (Colombia) and to Mondes Caraïbes et transatlantiques en mouvement in Paris (CNRS/FMSH). He is research project manager for dix—milliards—humains.
odyssée khorsandian (fr) — graphic designer
pierre besombes (fr) — graphic and motion designer
maren hollmann (de) — graphic designer
alexandre moriceau (fr) — urban space designer
lola alvarez (fr), emma sfez (fr), hugo alvarez (fr/es), audrey buchot (fr), juliette vignon (fr), nina basteris (fr), hugo jauffret (fr), alice carneau (fr), Agata Rudnicka (pl), Julia Reitzer (fr), Anaëlle Golfier (be/fr), Claudia Cano (cat), Jeanne Saliou (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 !