Studio L A is an architecture studio founded by Lorien Beijaert and Arna Mačkić. For L A, the practice of architecture is a device through which to question societal issues and phenomena, and to place them in renewed perspectives. Our projects often relate to the subject of ‘collective identity’. Self-initiated projects and spatial interventions arise from thorough research in which we cooperate with specialists from various professional fields. Our spatial designs do not aspire to be off-the-shelf structures, but are allowed to cause friction. We apply architecture as an experimental space, in which we investigate societal challenges through spatial models and their users.