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 in different country, he has also been teaching interdisciplinary courses at different schools since 1990s. He lead the recherche institut Design2context in Zurich, then Civic city in Geneva. Programs like: “Urban Spaces and Design”, "Orientation-desorientation", "Visible-invisible", "Civic design”, ”Design and complexity"…, present his attitude as designer, teacher and rechercher.
As designer 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 lectures and develops research programs in the HEAD University of Geneva, ENSAD in Paris and at the University of Strasbourg. He lectures and implements research in different country in the world. The most recent of the many wayfinding, visual identity and scenography projects he has designed are the information concept for the 4 new lines of the Subway Paris, the sign and wayfinding system of the New School in New York, the Cologne-Bonn and Vienna airports, but also social design projects for hospitals, prisons, memorials and neighborhoods.