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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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

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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