Building site for Lyse-Lotte moving forward.
The garden for the cooperative housing Lyse Lotte in Basel is taking shape. Topography, flooring and plantations are being executed.Read More
Publication of the album „Flowers of Evil“ by the Triennale in Milano in the frame of the “Home Sweet Home” exhibition.
“ Many of the ornamental plant species with which we share the domestic space, taking care of them daily without wondering too much about their origin, were imported to Europe from exotic climes, generating what Céline Baumann defines as a “cognitive dissonance between the decorative aspect of potted plants and a brutal colonial history”. The artist and landscape architect sheds light on the origins of those species and the journeys they have had to make to intertwine with our lives.Read More
Interview „Plant Pleasures and Intimacies“ issued in the “Libertine Botany” edition of l’esprit créateur.
„Plant sexual life becomes the subject of intense discussions in early modern botany. How does France, with its legacy of materialist libertine thought, become a hub for botanically-informed critique of human sexual norms and practices? How is early modern botany enmeshed with desire?Read More
Second prize for the housing cooperative Horw in Luzern.
Céline Baumann is visiting professor at the EPF Lausanne as part of the orientation “Cities – Territories”.
The creation of dynamic and living open spaces based on the iterative ecology between communities and their environment is guiding the approach of this landscape architecture project. The studio investigates the metaphor of ramification; a tool allowing to compose and qualify a territory through the quality of its void as well as the density of its mass.Read More
We are taking part in Manifesta 14.
In 2022, Manifesta 14, the European Nomadic Biennial, takes place in Prishtina, Kosovo. Under the title „ It matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories otherwise “, Creative Mediator Catherine Nichols takes up the challenge of exploring and generating new practices and ways of collective storytelling. We have the pleasure to present the Queer Nature project in the Grand Hotel, a key venue of the festival.Read More
Publication of the essay “Let not bygones go by” in the book “Roadside Picnics. Encounters with the uncanny. ”
With a combination of essays, memoirs, guided imagery, and speculative story-telling, this book reenacts Roadside Picnic, a sci-fi story addressing the problem of humanity’s contact with another intelligence through the environmental effects and wreckage left behind by the visitors.Read More
Publication of an essay for the French independent journal “mille cosmos”.
First prize for the housing building 2.3 on the Volta site in Basel.
The team led by Donet Schäfer Reimer Architekten wins first prize for the housing project of the plot 2.3 in the new district of Volta in Basel. Our contribution to the project concentrates on the roof terraces and green walls.
First prize for the primary school in the new district of Walkeweg in Basel.
The team led by Lukas Manz, Barbara Thüler and Farquet Architectes wins first prize for the construction of the new Walkeweg school. The project offers playscape amenities for pupils as well as ecological corridors for an urban flora and fauna.Read More
Building site for Lyse-Lotte has started.
Céline Baumann is awarded a visiting professorship as part of the Division “Natural and Built Environment” of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
She is one of four visiting professors of the Wüstenrot Foundation who, from the winter semester 2021/22 to the summer semester 2023, will extend the array of courses offered in the master’s degree in architecture for one semester with relevant and responsible contributions to the major societal challenges for building in the present and the future.Read More