2013 EDITION — OUAGADOUGOU

01/09/2013 – 15/10/2013

 

In the markets of Ouagadougou, Ivorian carpets jostle with Burkinabe’s kettles and Taiwanese mobile phones to create a miscellaneous patchwork symbolising the exchanges that take place between countries. Like the market, this initial Hors Pistes event built its identity on the mix of cultures and know-how, by fusing the collaboration of Burkinabe’s artisans and European designers, graphic designers and photographers.

Working relationships quickly developed and the designers soon got to grips with the noise and vibe of the city. Thanks to the astonishing creative freedom offered by Burkina Faso, their ideas rapidly became concrete projects. More than just the spontaneous character of the making process, the shapes of the urban context inspired every sketch. And if the forms are diverted, the means are too. An upside down bucket becomes a chair once moulded.
The sand is a white page and branches are tools.

This workshop has been punctuated with joy - when the parts came together successfully; thrill - when the technique did not comply with the moment; and a bit of magic - when the material suggested its own use, as it is perceptible each project.



TEAM

  ILBOUDO ABLACÉ fine leather craftsman

ILBOUDO ABLACÉ
fine leather craftsman

  DIMITRI BÄHLER designer

DIMITRI BÄHLER
designer

  ÉMILE BARRET photographer

ÉMILE BARRET
photographer

  KARIM BASSEGODA graphic designer

KARIM BASSEGODA
graphic designer

  ANTOINETTE BOUKOUGOU pagne weaver

ANTOINETTE BOUKOUGOU
pagne weaver

  BOUSAA painter

BOUSAA
painter

  VALENTINE DUBOIS designer

VALENTINE DUBOIS
designer

  RAPHAËL FAURE    visual communication director/artist

RAPHAËL FAURE
visual communication
director/artist

  EMMANUEL ILBOUDO aluminium caster

EMMANUEL ILBOUDO
aluminium caster

  KADER KABORÉ consultant designer

KADER KABORÉ
consultant designer

  CHRISTOPHE MACHET designer

CHRISTOPHE MACHET
designer

  STUDIO MONSIEUR designers

STUDIO MONSIEUR
designers

  MAURICE NAGALO designer

MAURICE NAGALO
designer

  SARAH VIGUER designer

SARAH VIGUER
designer

  ALPHONSE OUEDRAOGO bronze caster

ALPHONSE OUEDRAOGO
bronze caster

  ÉVELYNE OUEDRAOGO plastic-bag weaver

ÉVELYNE OUEDRAOGO
plastic-bag weaver

  FABRICE SCHNEIDER photographer

FABRICE SCHNEIDER
photographer


PROJECTS


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