Hors Pistes is a collaborative project created by Marie Douel and Amandine David. The project explores new ways of creation, sitting between craft and design. Each year, workshops will get craftsmen and designers together to share skills, techniques, and processes. They will create products that will highlight a mutual enrichment and celebrate a cross cultural perspective.
For the first edition, Hors Pistes will settle down in Ouagadougou for 45 days with 8 product designers, 7 craftsmen, 2 graphic designers and 2 photographers. Designers and artisans will be creating objects together that highlight a cross cultural perspective. Through this mutual enrichment, the artisans will be able to share their skills and techniques and the designers their creative process. They will propose new potential applications as well.
Burkina Faso now recognizes the importance of design and we want to be part of the game. This will translate the cross cultural aspect of the project. Through this collaboration, artisans will showcase their know-how and create a line of products destined to an international market.
The designers will in turn grasp new techniques, work in an unfamiliar environment, and enhance their technical and formal vocabulary by working with unusual materials.
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