The HORS PISTES project initiates creative exchange between craftsmen & designers all over the world through residencies that are constantly organised in new places. A true cross-disciplinary and multicultural laboratory, HORS PISTES addresses original methods of collaboration and production that highlight the significance of human exchange and of sharing know-how. In addition, an editorial team participates in the experience and offers a perspective on the environment surrounding the residencies, i.e. their cultural, historical and geopolitical context.

The exhibition recounts exchanges that took place during residencies in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in 2013, Banfora (Burkina Faso) in 2014 and Nuuk (Greenland) in 2017. These three experiences took place in different countries and involved a selection of professionals with multiple backgrounds. They nevertheless reveal a shared relationship with the world: participants all express the desire to discover and experiment with materials and explore the limits of their practice, off the beaten track.

The route through the exhibition, which features prototypes, samples, models, pictures and videos, reveals the collaborations and questions that fuelled the research and the experiments.