Sociologist, cultural scientist in visual and urban anthropology, she is associate researcher in Sociology of Design at the University St Gallen, Switzerland. Vera Baur develops a research and interdisciplinary practice in the crossing of culture, sciences and politics. She founded 1989 INTERDIS Institute for Interdisciplinarity, Berlin. She was a founder and co-director of the Institute of Art, Design and Media Technology at the GSO University of Nuremberg (2000-04), the Institute Design2context at the University of Arts Zurich (2005-11). She is a president of the international Association Civic City – institute for critical research and sciences in design and runs with Ruedi Baur the research programme Visible / Invisible at the University of Art and Design Geneva and the department of social design at the design studio Integral Ruedi Baur, Paris / Zurich.