Onomatopee is happy to host d-o-t-s during Dutch Design Week 2023.
d-o-t-s is a nomadic curatorial practice founded by Laura Drouet and Olivier Lacrouts. The duo’s investigations focus on the diverse and questionable relationships that human communities establish 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.
CUT OFF A creative writing workshop
At a time of climate instability, the sealed and controllable conditions of the greenhouse have rendered tangible the mad dream of a spaceship capable of extracting us from the blue planet. Inspired by a series of projects – both real and fictional – that have imagined, planned or tested humans’ escape from Earth using greenhouses, this creative writing workshop invites participants to conceive anticipatory tales of dystopian/utopian/protopian futures.
WHEN: 28TH OCT, 10h-18h
WHERE: Lucas Gasselstraat 2a, 5613 LB, Eindhoven
To reserve your spot, please find the tickets here.
About their research
Shifting away from their celebration as technical prowesses and exceptional architectural feats, d-o-t-s’ research looks critically at greenhouses as controversial (agri)cultural production tools. Re-examining them from a social, historical, environmental and creative perspective, d-o-t-s wish to unveil the multilayered identity of greenhouses, casting light on some of the controversies and opportunities they embed. The stories that the duo highlight talk about vegetal displacement, colonial appropriation and pollution, but also of empowerment and resilience.