DUST (Desert Unit for Speculative Territories) is an experimental research studio working at the intersections of spatial practice, critical theory and contemporary art. Run by les beaux-arts de Nantes Métropole (France) and The Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston (Texas) in the wider context of Fieldwork: Marfa, DUST initiated in 2016 a three-year series  of transdisciplinary seminars, lectures, events and workshops. A project conceived and organized by Abinadi Meza (University of Houston) and Ida Soulard (beaux-arts, Nantes).

To date, the following individuals have participated in DUST: Charis Ammon, Olga Bannova, Carole Baron, Léa Bertail Domarchi, Michaël Branchu, Benjamin Bratton, Sarah Bonnet, Léa Bouanich, Melanie Bühler, Jennifer Burris-Staton, Andy Campbell, Erin Carty, Jimmy Castillo, Tracey Ceniceros, Charles Curtis, David Dove, Trey Duvall, Alton Dulaney, Keller Easterling, Inès Elichondoborde, Arthur Escabasse, Elliot Eugénie, Margaux Foucret, Juan Garcia, Mariam Ghani, Fabien Giraud, Jesus Gonzalez, Phillip Greenlief, Natilee Harren, Karl Heymann, Ed Keller, Jacob Kirkegaard, Suzanne Lacy, Brandon Lamson, Monika Lipšic, Alvin Lucier, Scott Magelssen, Jill Magid, Geoff Manaugh, Gabriel Martinez, Javier Sanchez-Martinez, Karen Martinez, Abinadi Meza, Roberto Minervini, Rashaun Mitchell, Alex Naumann, Melissa Noble, Zitian Pang, Stephen Petronio, Walid Raad, Jonathan Read, Silas Riener, Ivette Román-Roberto, Jasleen Sarai, Ida Soulard, Jeff VanderMeer, Elise Weber, Eyal Weizman, and Derek Woods.

DUST programming has been generously supported by the FACE Foundation, New York and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Houston.