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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SELECTED WRITINGS



Dec. 2021
“Plants ≠ Objects” roundtable
Disegno (UK) / issue n°31
︎︎︎ read the conversation

Sept. 07, 2021
“A Conversation with Japanese Textile Designer Aki Watanuki”
Bon Voyage (Japan) / online
︎︎︎ read the interview
Dec. 16, 2020
“Leaving no Trace: Design as Fertile Practice”
The Planthunter (Australia) / online
︎︎︎ read the essay
Oct. 13, 2020
“Shifting Paradigms: Towards a Phyto-centred Design”
TL Magazine (Belgium) / issue n°33 - S/S 2020
︎︎︎ read online
Oct. 2020
Plant Fever. Towards a Phyto-centred Design
Ed. Stichting Kunstboek, CID au Grand-Hornu

︎︎︎ learn more
Jul. 07, 2020
“Plants at Home, a Chronicle through the Domus Archive”
Domus (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Oct. 07, 2019
“Food Is Political. To Understand how, We Have to Eat with Our Hands again”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Sept. 30, 2019
“The Misused — A Taiwanese Duo Try Their Hand at the Hardware Store”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Sept. 09, 2019
“The Anthropological Approach to Design with dach&zéphir”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Sept. 2019
“Anna Heringer: Ethics Before Aesthetics”
Domus (Italy) / EcoWorld supplement - issue n°1038
︎︎︎ read online
Aug. 26, 2019
“Julen Ussia, A Ceramic Designer Following the Will of the Wheel”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Aug. 23, 2019
“Redesigning Stone in Val d’Ossola”
Domus (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Aug. 14, 2019
“Simón Ballen, a Colombian Designer Digging for Stories”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Aug. 07, 2019
“Giulia Tomasello, a Bio-Designer Breaking Taboos”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Jul. 31, 2019
“Ryan Mario Yasin’s Folding Fashion of the Future”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Jul. 15, 2019
“Kristína Šipulová: Slovakia’s Slow Textile Designer”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Jun. 26, 2019
“Hors Pistes: Design Adventures off the Beaten Path”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Jun. 19, 2019
“Björn Steinar, the Anticapitalist Designer that Doesn’t Create Products”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article

Apr. 2019
“Participatory architecture 2.0”
Domus (Italy) / Paper supplement - issue n° 1034
Mar. 09, 2019
“Design Without Designers”
Broken Nature - XXII Triennale of Milan (Italy) / online 
︎︎︎ read the article
Apr. 2018
“Foroba Yelen. Light as Common Good”
ICOM - ICME News (World) / issue n°84
Feb. 21, 2018
“Madrid. Testing Participation with Enorme”
Domus (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Apr. 2018
“Pyrus, the Botanical Studio Calling for a Flower Revolution”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Dec. 08, 2017
“Dossofiorito: Design for Plants”
The Planthunter (Australia) / online
︎︎︎ read the article
Dec. 05, 2017
“Social-oriented Textiles: When Design Meets Social Engagement”
Elle Decor Italia (Italy) / online
Jun. 14, 2017
“How do We Want to Live Together?”
The Offbeats (Italy/France) / online
Jan. 27, 2017
“Bye Bye Utopia!”
The Offbeats (Italy/France) / online
Jan. 12, 2017
“Cavart. Back to the Quarry”
The Offbeats (Italy/France) / online
Jan. 11, 2017
“Revisiting Pacific High School”
The Offbeats (Italy/France) / online