30 JUIN – 7 SEPT

Faire l’histoire – Programme d’études pour un nouveau Bauhaus

À l’occasion du centenaire du Bauhaus, nos ateliers d’été rendent hommage aux innovations que cette institution a lancées au XXe siècle. Nous honorerons ses recherches alternatives pour imaginer la société du futur, ses expérimentations interdisciplinaires et son optimisme courageux.

Mais, à la différence de 1919, ce sont aujourd’hui avant tout des exemples de nature, de sciences et de cultures qui sont étudiés afin de développer des produits, des environnements et des services durables. Ainsi à Boisbuchet, nous avons décidé que ces préoccupations seraient la motivation principale de notre travail.

Quelque chose d’autre a changé: les designers, architectes et entreprises d’aujourd’hui – ainsi que nous en tant qu’individus – ne réalisent plus seulement des projets; nous livrons aussi immédiatement leurs contextes et leurs histoires. La re-présentation est devenue une partie intégrante de nous-mêmes et de nos actions. Et comme nous pouvons savoir ce que nous faisons de travers, faire l’histoire n’a jamais été aussi importante.

For over 25 years, CIRECA (Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole), the non-profit organisation running Boisbuchet’s program, organises interdisciplinary workshops. Participants from all over the world live and work here together with noted designers, architects, and artists – not to come up with perfect results, but to gain insights into the creative process and the challenges involved.


No, in Boisbuchet we believe in collaboration, which is why everyone is invited to participate in the workshops. Because diversity is an essential part of our philosophy, we don’t select participants: No diplomas or qualifications required, except for speaking English.

We organize a shuttle bus every Sunday at 5pm, from the Poitiers train station to Boisbuchet. Our staff will be at the train station to escort you to the bus. The shuttle leaves back on Saturday morning around 10am and drops you off at the Poitiers train station no later than 1pm. If you are driving your own car, the address is: Domaine de Boisbuchet, 16500 Lessac. Signs will guide you to the Domaine as soon as you arrive in Lessac.

Summers are generally hot in Boisbuchet, but at night the temperature goes down quickly. And occasionally, there are rainy days. In any case, you should bring comfortable working clothes for your workshop. Don’t forget that we do not provide towels.

Boisbuchet has it’s own little shop at The Mill, with snacks and souvenirs. There is a kiosk and a post office in Lessac (3km away), and the closest pharmacy is in Confolens (16km away).

Yes. If you are a EU citizen, you just have to bring your European Health Insurance Card, which is provided for free by your national health service. If you are coming from outside the EU, you should purchase a health insurance policy covering the duration of your trip to France.

There is no public transportation between Boisbuchet and other surrounding towns. If you need, you can always book a taxi here. Or rent a bike.

Absolutely. Fill in the required information during the online booking, and we will make sure to take it into account upon your arrival. If you have any specific question, you can always email us at

Yes, there is a public network that covers most public areas.

Témoignage - Renato Hofer

Boisbuchet is a kind of utopian community, where knowledge and relationships wonder together among these surprising buildings.

Renato Hofer, Creative Director from São Paulo