Camille Poureau (1992) grew up in Bretagne, France. She started her higher education at the college in Toulouse with a combination of humanities, history and geography. After this preparatory study, she started in Versailles at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage. There she worked on different geographic scales and contexts, challenged to test strong concept proposals and develop sensitive communication tools. She became particularly interested in the interactions between landscape architecture and social developments and her cultural reflections.
During a one-year exchange at Aalto University (Helsinki) she chose to study with water engineers and architects. In a dedicated studio on the island of Bohol, Philippines, they proposed urban planning to avoid climate risks and manage the rapid development of the city of Tubigon.
Camille completed her diploma in Versailles with a dissertation on Riga, the capital of Latvia (‘Reclaims the heart(s) of Riga - Vegetation as an Anticipator for Urban Planning’). In the era of capitalism, of the gradual disappearance of Soviet public spaces, and of economic instability, Riga must reinvent itself to prevent the exodus of its inhabitants to the new suburbs. The thesis proposes new typologies for public spaces through the valorization of the existing vegetation layer with special attention to the cultural Latvian significance. In her latest proposal, Camille has explored models of green preparation and “landscape 0” to develop modern public spaces in the areas between the port and the historic center awaiting investment.
Parallel to her studies, Camille developed participation projects in the north of Paris at the landscape organization Chifoumi. Their ecological motto met the desire of the inhabitants for more green and public spaces and the realization and maintenance of a new public park.
After six months of professional experience with VNF (Voies Navigables de France) and the completion of her Master internship at H+N+S, Camille started as a junior landscape architect in March 2017.
In her free time she enjoys cycling, books and the sea.