Ruedi Baur, Ulrike Felsing

Ruedi Baur (HEAD, Geneva School of Art and Design, Switzerland)

Ruedi Baur examines concrete design questions in social contexts, fundamentally oriented toward the development of an accountable design approach. He was engaged in this capacity at the Institute for Design Research in Zurich, which he directed from 2004 to 2011 together with Stefanie-Vera Baur Kockot and Clemens Bellut. He specializes in the design of public spaces and has developed internationally recognized projects with Intégral Ruedi Baur et Associés. He is professor at the School of Art and Design, Geneva (HEAD); the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (ENSAD); the Percé International School, Quebec, Canada; and the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Dalian, China.

 

Ulrike Felsing (HEAD, Geneva School of Art and Design, Switzerland)

Ulrike Felsing studied visual communication at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. Her diploma thesis was awarded the Dresdner Bank Leipzig art prize, Ars Lipsiensis, and presented in the Signes des écoles d‘art exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Together with Ruedi Baur, she directed the project “Researching design methods in the area of transcultural visual communication,” which was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (2010-2015). As author she has researched and published on the subject of Dynamic visual identities (Lars Müller Publishers, 2009). Since 2010 Felsing has been a lecturer at the Bern University of the Arts.