Valentin Kunik is an EPFL graduate architect and urban planner based in Lausanne. In 2010, he and Guillaume de Morsier founded the KUNIK DE MORSIER ARCHITECTES office, which enabled them to develop a practice operating at the intersection between architecture, art and science. In 2012, they initiated the urban think-tank PARALLEL SPRAWL to study peripheral European territories. In 2018, the project was supported by the Future Architecture Platform, and in 2019 it was exhibited at the SAM in Basel. They were recently nominated for the Swiss Art Awards 2020.