Ateliers des horizons

Professional Multidisciplinary Education - Arts and Societies


- are a platform for multidisciplinary discussions and projects

- are based on a principle of collaborative training

- balance physical practice and theory.


Multidisciplinary in nature, Atelier des horizons are an experimental program designed for participants from all walks of life (idea brokers, artists, curious autodidacts, activists, therapists, hackers, feminists, librarians, volunteers, gardeners, etc.) who would like to think actively and independently and further their personal research in a collective setting.

Professional Multidisciplinary Education
Arts and Societies

What are our training objectives?

- to contribute to discussions on social transformations, developments in professional practices (in all domains), and political challenges faced by cultural communities, associations, health providers, trade unions…

- to question and (re)examine the intersections between professional and disciplinary networks, methods of transmitting knowledge, labor and education processes, traditional structures and tools which confuse elitism and exigency, rote learning and knowledge

- to build a learning collective and develop working practices

- to give public presentations, co-organized with the Magasin des horizons teams, on the advances in research and discussions conducted by the collective


What are our learning tools?

- interdisciplinary tools adopted from the humanities; social science; formal and natural sciences; and practices and works of art, choreography, music, as well as social work, medicine, and therapy

collective tools, including work methodology and rules for group work

fitness classes (yoga, tai chi, the Feldenkrais method, mountaineering…) accessible to all levels

individual participants’ experience and research in their respective disciplines

theory seminars and practical work sessions with external and internal facilitators

practical application and testing by the learning collective of the results of their research/discussions within the group and with the Grenoble public


Who is our target audience?

The success of Ateliers de horizons depends on participants who are autodidacts, curious, and active in their field, whatever it may be, and who would like to share their research and experience with other members of the group as well as with the Grenoble public.

I. Organization of the training

The training is spread over 3 three-month segments (April-May-June // September-October-November // January-February-March).

Each segment is composed of 6 three-day sessions (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), organized every other weekend in Grenoble. Some sessions may take place elsewhere in France or Europe (the UK, Belgium). 

Additionally, time will be allotted for remote individual and collective work (online, video conferencing, listening, reading…).


In the course of a three-day group session, participants will:

- learn to work collectively

- attend theory seminars and practical sessions conducted by facilitators: artists, activists…

- benefit from physical training sessions offered in partnership with CCN2 (Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble) and CDC Pacifique (Centre de développement chorégraphique de Grenoble)

- expand their technical know-how with the help of expert technicians (hackers, computer scientists, gardeners, film directors, stage and exhibition managers, etc.)

- attend a selection of shows, concerts, conferences, and personalized meetings

- contribute locally by presenting their projects and exchanging ideas with the Grenoble public 


The working languages will be French and English, but other languages may be used (in readings or group work) if the occasion arises.

III. Teaching staff

Peggy Pierrot, tutor

Peggy Pierrot worked as a journalist and webmaster, and is today (among other things) a versatile tutor at Horizons Workshops.


The team at Magasin des horizons

will guide the participants throughout their training. They will share their experience and expertise to help organize individual and collaborative projects in Grenoble and elsewhere.


Our facilitators

These are outside experts who will contribute through their interventions in seminars designed to build knowledge shared with the participants and the Grenoble public.


Our mentors

In the course of the final segment, participants will benefit from individual guidance offered by a mentor of their choice, pending the approval of the teaching staff.

IV. Practical information

Ateliers des horizons offer independent professional training without university accreditation or diploma. A certificate will be issued following completion of the third segment.

Ateliers des horizons tuition fee: €300.

Help with accommodation in Grenoble and transferability of allowances can be provided. 


2017–2018 Schedule

Training sessions start Friday, March 31, 2017

Segment 1 – April-May-June 2017

Segment 2 – September-October-November 2017

Segment 3 – January–February–March 2018


In total, the training sessions constitute 900 hours, subdivided as follows:

- 432 hours of attendance across the 3 segments

- 468 hours of remote, collective, or individual work


Pending the approval of the teaching staff, it may be possible to spread the 3 segments over 2 years, depending on professional constraints. Certification of training completion is, however, conditional upon participation in the 3 segments.