d-o-t-s is a nomadic curatorial practice founded 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 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: Fries Museum (NL), Fabrica (IT), 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), MAD Brussels (BE), 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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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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GREENHOUSE STORIES

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

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Exhibition & cultural 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.

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Exhibition
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.

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


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Touring exhibition
2020-2023






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 au Grand-Hornu + Stichting Kunstboek, Belgium, 2020

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Publication
2020






LA FLÈCHE RADIO

An audioguide for the exhibition Maison POC Economie Circulaire conceived as a non-linear journey into the topic of circular economy.

Commissioned by Giovanna Massoni and produced in the frame of Lille World Design Capital 2020, France
Sound intallation
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

A research & 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





LEARNING FROM THE DESERT

A 3-month field investigation across Morocco documenting the initiatives of local humanists, activists and organic farmers who fight against desertification and soil pollution.

Self-initiated and self-produced
Field research
2014