Céline Baumann & Mio Tsuneyama

Lunch & talks

Monday 15 May 2023 12.15pm
Céline Baumann & Mio Tsuneyama
Moderated by Gianna Ledermann (ENAC-IC)

20x20x20 presents a format engaging the guest professors at the EPFL School of Architecture — two 20 minute presentations by two guest professors followed by a 20 minute moderated discussions.

The lecture is also broadcast online. Meeting ID: 646 5060 5823.


Céline Baumann is a French landscape architect based in Basel. Her eponymous studio operates in the fields of urbanism, landscape architecture and exhibition. She aims through an intersectional lens to create dynamic open spaces informed by the interactive ecology between people and nature. This design work is complemented by a commitment to research, allowing her to explore the collective value of nature and its impact on individuals. Her work has been presented at Manifesta 14 in Prishtina (2022), Matadero in Madrid (2021), the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel (2020) the Royal Academy of Arts in London (2019) and the Oslo Architecture Triennale (2019) amongst others. She is currently visiting professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne within the architecture department.

Mio Tsuneyama is a Japanese architect (Kanagawa 1983) and founder of Studio mnm. She began her study of architecture at Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan and completed at École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne(EPFL) in 2008 as Swiss Government International Scholarships student. She served as an intern at Bonhôte Zapata Architectes Genève, from 2005 to 2006 and worked as an architect at HHF Architects in Basel from 2008 to 2012. She founded Studio mnm the architectural studio based in Tokyo. She has built her career in academic field after she had been back to Japan as she taught at TUS as from assistant professor to lecturer since 2013. She also teaches at several private universities in Japan and has begun to teach as a guest professor at EPFL in 2022.