Ruedi Baur, designer, teacher, researcher, citizen of a “World to Change”.
Since the 1980s, Ruedi Baur has been thinking about his work as a designer in the context of a civic space to be transformed. Initially working as a graphic designer for many cultural institutions, Since the 1990s, it has been organising a transdisciplinary education based on critical research into the design culture, informed by the practical experiences developed in its workshops.
Claiming an interdisciplinary design very early on, he created the Intégral network in 1989 and managed the workshops until 2023: Intégral Ruedi Baur, Paris, Zurich and Berlin, then Intégral designers. In 2004 he created and directed with the sociologist Vera Baur at the ZHdK in Zurich the Design2context Institute, then in 2011 the Civic-City Institute for Critical Research in Design; in 2018, the young 10-billion-human university company.
His Bibliography makes it possible to follow his path, notably with books such as «Architecture-graphisme» (1998), «Des-Orientation 1 et 2» (2008-09) «Signs for Peace, an impossible visual Encyclopedia» (2012), «Face au brand territorial» (2013), «Un Monde à changer» (2017) “And suddenly the world was immobilized” (2020).