d-o-t-s is a nomadic curatorial practice founded by Laura Drouet FR and Olivier Lacrouts IT/FR. The duo’s investigations focus on the diverse and questionable relationships that – through design – human communities establish among themselves, with other animals, plants, and landscapes. Defined by the participatory and interdisciplinary approach, d-o-t-s’ work spans writing, exhibition-making, hands-on workshops and design commissions.



We’re currently based in: mufi (EU), Antibes (FR), Brussels (BE), Paris (FR), Milan (IT), Casablanca (MA), Boisbuchet (FR)

Institutions we’ve collaborated with: LPO Charente Maritime (FR), Conservatoire du Littoral (FR), French Ministry of Culture (FR), Fries Museum (NL), Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (CH), INRAE Villa Thuret Antibes (FR), Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden (DE), Municipality of Sanem x Esch 2022 - European Capital of Culture (LU), ESAD Toulon (FR), CID au Grand-Hornu (BE), ESAD Valenciennes (FR), Maison POC Economie Circulaire x Lille World Design Capital 2020 (FR), Domaine de Boisbuchet (FR), Plovdiv 2018 - European Capital of Culture (BG), Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts (CN), ESBA Casablanca (MA), l’Atelier de l’Observatoire (MA).



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︎NEWS︎
Créathlon workshop (Sanem – LU; 26.11.2022)
Stork Fiction short movie (released autumn 2022)
Fertile Grounds exhibition (Fries Museum – NL; until 10.04.2023)



d-o-t-s is a nomadic research-led studio active in the field of editorial and curatorial production. Founded in 2014 by Laura Drouet (FR) and Olivier Lacrouts (IT/FR), the studio’s investigations focus on alternative social dynamics, off-the-record stories and experimental design perspectives. Defined by the participatory and interdisciplinary approach, d-o-t-s’ work ranges from writing and exhibition-making to educational workshops.

We’re currently based in: Antibes (FR), Brussels (BE), Paris (FR), Milan (IT), Casablanca (MA), Boisbuchet (FR)

Institutions we’ve worked with: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (CH), INRAE Villa Thuret Antibes (FR), Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden (DE), ESCH 2022 - European Capital of Culture (LU), ESAD Toulon (FR), MAD Brussels (BE), CID au Grand-Hornu (BE), ESAD Valenciennes (FR), Maison POC Economie Circulaire (FR), Domaine de Boisbuchet (FR), Plovdiv 2018 - European Capital of Culture (BG), Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts (CN), ESBA Casablanca (MA), l’Atelier de l’Observatoire (MA).



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RURAL [RE]GENERATION
[working title]

A long-term multi-layered research project about European rural landscapes and the environmental, social & political challenges they face in the frame of the current Climate Crisis.

Self-initiated and ongoing

Research
2020-xxx




COUNTERCURRENT

A two-week residency project to learn about birds’ behaviour and maritime knot-making to conceive a performance with a group of creatives from various horizons.

Produced in the frame of the Mondes Nouveaux programme supported by the French Ministry of Culture

Residency programme
2022




FERTILE GROUNDS

An exhibition presenting a series of plant-based creative scenarios commissioned to Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma to reimagine the Frisian peatlands.

Produced by Fries Museum & Arcadia Festival, The Netherlands

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Exhibition
2022




GREENHOUSE STORIES

An investigation about the history and identity of greenhouses as controversial [agri]cultural production tools.

Commissioned by Anna Loporcaro and produced in the frame of Esch 2022 – European Capital of Culture, Luxembourg

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Exhibition & cultural programme
2021-2022




BEYOND THE POT

A theoretical and hands-on course that invites young practitioners to design creative devices that facilitate the connection between humans and indoor plants.

Hosting venues:
︎︎︎ ESAD Valenciennes, FR (Mar. 2021)
︎︎︎ ESAD Toulon, FR (Oct. 2021 - Feb. 2022)

Itinerant workshop
2021-2022





THE MANIFESTO OF PHYTO-CENTRED DESIGN 

A 7-point call to practitioners and the general public to establish a new sense of respect, responsibility and empathy towards plants.

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Publication
2020





PLANT FEVER EXHIBITION

A touring exhibition to discover the hidden potential of plants and rethink our relationship with them.

Produced by CID Grand-Hornu, Belgium

Hosting venues:
︎︎︎ CID Grand-Hornu, BE (18.10.2020 - 07.03.2021)
︎︎︎ Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, CH (03.12.2021 - 03.04.2022)
︎︎︎ Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden, DE (2023 & 2024)


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Touring exhibition
2020-2024






PLANT FEVER BOOK

A thought-provoking publication about plant-conscious design & philosophy featuring essays by leading thinkers and practitioners that are rethinking the way we relate to the vegetal realm.

Published by CID Grand-Hornu + Stichting Kunstboek, Belgium, 2020

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Publication
2020






DESIGN WITHOUT DESIGNERS

An exhibition about a series of improvised seating solutions found on the streets of Casablanca and the stories of their anonymous authors.

Self-initiated. Produced with the support of l’Atelier de l’Observatoire, Morocco

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Field research & exhibition
2014-2019






THE OFFBEATS

An editorial platform about alternative ventures that put creative collaboration and communal living at the heart of the design process.

Self-initiated and self-produced 
Research platform
2016-2018