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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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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HISTOIRES DE SERRES

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 the artistic programme loop x ESCH 2022 European Capital of Culture
Exhibition & cultural programme
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 (2021): ESAD Valenciennes, ESAD Toulon 
Itinerant workshop
2021





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. TOWARDS A PHYTO-CENTRED DESIGN

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

Produced by CID au Grand-Hornu, Belgium

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Touring exhibition
2020-2022






PLANT FEVER. TOWARDS A PHYTO-CENTRED DESIGN

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

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Book
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

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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.

Produced by 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