Ruedi Baur (FR) + Vera Baur (CH)

Spiral Relations

July 8th – July 14th 2018

The Workshop

The workshop uses the stairwell of Boisbuchet’s Chateau as a space of relationships and planetary connections. We are going use a digital database in order to develop designs that create comprehensible relationships in a holistic solidarity.
We’ll start off with a selection of data, then translate these into graphical transpositions in the form of two- and three-dimensional maquets. At the end, we are going to realize and install the results at Boisbuchet’s Chateau in real size.

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Ruedi Baur France

As Designer, Ruedi Baur has been placing his design work in the context of the public space since the 1980s. Working primordially as a graphic designer for numerous cultural institutions, he has also been teaching interdisciplinary courses at the ENSBA Lyon since the 1990s on the theme of “the Information-Space” and a postgraduate course entitled “Urban Spaces and Design”. He intervenes on problems related to the identification, orientation, scenography and, in broader terms, the representation of institutions, urban spaces and political territories, often alongside architects and urban planners. A proponent of interdisciplinary design, Baur created the Intégral network in 1989 with its own workshops: Intégral Ruedi Baur in Paris and Zurich. Today, he hold professorships in the HEAD University of Geneva, ENSAD in Paris and at the University of Strasbourg, where he leads Idex action research in complex identities, legibility and comprehensibility. He lectures and implements research. Since 2018, he teaches at Sciences Po and at EHESS, Paris. The most recent of the many wayfinding, visual identity and scenography projects he has designed are the visual identity of Manifesta 11, the sign and wayfinding system of the New School in New York, the Cologne-Bonn and Vienna airports and for the new metro lines Grand Paris Express.

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