From left to right: Claire Munier and Marine Pugin
Claire Munier is a government-qualified landscape architect. A graduate of the National Higher School of Landscaping in Versailles, she is interested in everyday landscapes and implements projects designed to serve users of “ordinary” nature. She has participated in creation of a number of landscaping projects in France, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Russia – out-of-the-ordinary experiences that convinced her that the user’s involvement in a project’s installation ensures its repetition and perpetuation. She is also developing artistic practices based on cartography and graphic interpretation of a project’s implementation, using embroidery as her chosen medium. She is currently working for the Radar agency, as well as spending time on design of private and community gardens in collaboration with Marine Pugin.
Marine Pugin is a landscape architect. A graduate of the Higher School of Garden and Landscape Architecture in Paris, with a 2nd-year Masters in Cultural Projects in the Public Space from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, she is interested in questions of development and in the relationship between arts, cultures, populations and territories. In search of alternatives and commitment, her approach is both explorative and participative, and her practice is built around variations of scale and implementation (between installations, temporary gardens, and private and public commissions), going back and forth between design and creation of landscaping projects. She works in collaboration with Claire Munier on projects stemming from private commissions, one example being the collaborative management of a garden for the Murs à Pêches association in Montreuil.