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Burkina Faso Travel !

OUAGADOUGOU and its surroundings

23 November 2016
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First step in Africa. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. A capital city where half of the streets are made of orange ground, where kids play with car tires, where women hairstyles are mountains of bananas and carotts, where we drink the Brakina, the local brewed ale, to support the daily 43 degrees of April, where each life event is a feast, and especially, where the most beautiful smiles have crossed my way on this past year and a half trip.…

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Burkina Faso Discover ! Meet !

TUAREG craft

20 November 2016
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What is exactly Touareg craft? Artisans came with several treasures created by their hands, to show to us their universe and boost our inspiration. Among these wonders, a lot were jewelry boxes made of wood and leather, jewels made of bronze, copper, aluminum, leather, wood, jewels and… even more jewels! I’m really delighted to present to you, some portraits of persons who accepted to proudly take the pose!…

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Burkina Faso Meet !

from FORMAL PORTRAIT to SELFIE

10 November 2016
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It starts with shy portraits and ends with happy selfies…this is how two opposite cultures meet, get to grips with each other and get closer. Us fist, the designer team, were a little bit worried about working with our future Touareg coworkers. We did know that their culture was very different from ours, and when we met them for the first time, we all were impressed by them: they were very tall, very charismatic, the way they walked, dressed up…

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Burkina Faso

the project DESIGN FOR PEACE

10 November 2016
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Design for Peace project, it’s the meeting between 17 Touareg artisans and Malien refugees in Burkina Faso and 6 Parisian designers. Created by AfrikaTiss, supported by HCR –High Commission of United Nations for Refugees-, the first purpose of this project is to encourage insertion and autonomy of the refugees in Burkina Faso. Creating for this purpose, a collection of items, mixing everyone expertise, for the international marketplace. Design for Peace is also a beautiful human and artistic adventure, a multicultural…

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Burkina Faso Stories

the workshop story DESIGN FOR PEACE

4 November 2016
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« Wonder » could be the right word corresponding the best to define this collaboration. Starting with being able to transform tank shell in to precious jewels. And of course, being lucky to observe the detailed work performed by gifted artisans, I specialy think about Sidi and Waneibi, my 2 coworkers for the collaboration. I spent about 2 months with them, developing a jewels collection, essentially based on recyclable materials: tank shells for the bronze and inner tubes for the leather. We…

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