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Céline Baumann

http://www.fab-land.com

Switzerland, Switzerland
Céline Baumann is a French landscape architect and spatial designer. She studied in the landscape schools of Versailles and Amsterdam. Over the years she has worked in a variety of contexts for the firms Topotek 1 and atelier le balto in Berlin, as well as Inside Outside in Amsterdam, reflecting her personal interest for international exchange and cross-cultural environments. She founded her practice in Basel in 2018 and will be resident at the Akademie Solitude in Stuttgart in 2019-2020.

Queer Nature


Queerness in nature can be found everywhere.

Queer Nature


Queerness in nature can be found everywhere.
This ongoing investigation explores the little known, disregarded, and rare intimate behaviour of nature. It questions the place of queerness in the society in general and in the architectural world in particular.
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  • New areas of operation

The diversity of gender expression in plants is all around us. Their reproducing organ - commonly the flower - responds to a great diversity of gender form variations. Some are unisexual and own separate male and female attributes, either on a separate specimen, or with separate male and female flowers on the same plant. Some species are bisexual, also known as simultaneous hermaphroditism, and poses both male and female parts within the same flower. Others are transitionally transgender, also described as sequential hermaphroditism. Such species change their morphological expression from male to female to hermaphrodite, depending on a number of factors like age, time of day, or environmental conditions. The Queer Nature project result is a living collection of items: pressed and dried specimens, illustrations, pictures, and stories. It addresses persons with interests ranging from art, architecture, botany and sociology, and those curious by the nature of queerness in general.


Talk about the queer lives of plants during TEOK #41 in March 2018 at Laboratoire Bâle. The Edge of Knowledge (TEOK) is an informal lecture series, where uncommon, unexpected topics are presented. Short presentations with topics ranging from food to the cosmos, internet memes and personal obsessions are seeking to offer an alternative look at the cultural outputs of the contemporary – and a window into the fantastic, rich ensemble of people that live and work around us.

Talk about the Queer Nature project in June 2018 in a private garden in Basel St Johann. The evening is initiated by Schwesterprojekt, a collective organising unconventional queer events in Basel. The lecture explores the little known, disregarded, or rare intimate behaviour of nature.

Lecture at “Garden State” during Basel’s Theatre Festival, in September 2018. The “Garden State” project from MAMAZA is inspired by the story of Libertalia, a possibly fictional anarchist island colony founded in the late 17th century near Madagascar in which pirates and freed slaves lived communally in a peaceful environment. A paradise-like garden in the Klingental Hall invites all to become part of this special community.

Queer Nature


Queerness in nature can be found everywhere.

Queer Nature


Queerness in nature can be found everywhere.
This ongoing investigation explores the little known, disregarded, and rare intimate behaviour of nature. It questions the place of queerness in the society in general and in the architectural world in particular.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

The diversity of gender expression in plants is all around us. Their reproducing organ - commonly the flower - responds to a great diversity of gender form variations. Some are unisexual and own separate male and female attributes, either on a separate specimen, or with separate male and female flowers on the same plant. Some species are bisexual, also known as simultaneous hermaphroditism, and poses both male and female parts within the same flower. Others are transitionally transgender, also described as sequential hermaphroditism. Such species change their morphological expression from male to female to hermaphrodite, depending on a number of factors like age, time of day, or environmental conditions. The Queer Nature project result is a living collection of items: pressed and dried specimens, illustrations, pictures, and stories. It addresses persons with interests ranging from art, architecture, botany and sociology, and those curious by the nature of queerness in general.


Talk about the queer lives of plants during TEOK #41 in March 2018 at Laboratoire Bâle. The Edge of Knowledge (TEOK) is an informal lecture series, where uncommon, unexpected topics are presented. Short presentations with topics ranging from food to the cosmos, internet memes and personal obsessions are seeking to offer an alternative look at the cultural outputs of the contemporary – and a window into the fantastic, rich ensemble of people that live and work around us.

Talk about the Queer Nature project in June 2018 in a private garden in Basel St Johann. The evening is initiated by Schwesterprojekt, a collective organising unconventional queer events in Basel. The lecture explores the little known, disregarded, or rare intimate behaviour of nature.

Lecture at “Garden State” during Basel’s Theatre Festival, in September 2018. The “Garden State” project from MAMAZA is inspired by the story of Libertalia, a possibly fictional anarchist island colony founded in the late 17th century near Madagascar in which pirates and freed slaves lived communally in a peaceful environment. A paradise-like garden in the Klingental Hall invites all to become part of this special community.


Idea by

Céline Baumann
Switzerland
Switzerland
Céline Baumann is a French landscape architect and spatial designer. She studied in the landscape schools of Versailles and Amsterdam. Over the years she has worked in a variety of contexts for the firms Topotek 1 and atelier le balto in Berlin, as well as Inside Outside in Amsterdam, reflecting her personal interest for international exchange and cross-cultural environments. She founded her practice in Basel in 2018 and will be resident at the Akademie Solitude in Stuttgart in 2019-2020.