Colin Keays (1994) is a spatial designer, writer and editor based in Rotterdam. He holds a BA in Architecture with First Class Hons. from the Manchester School of Architecture (2016) and an MA in Contextual Design from Design Academy Eindhoven (2019), where his work was nominated for the Gijs Bakker Award for outstanding design research. Colin collaborates on several different architectural, research and editorial projects: he has worked with Cookies since 2021 and is editor of OtherNetwork, a collaborative platform that connects independent art spaces globally. He is curator of the Dutch pavilion at the London Design Biennale 2023.










Year
Project
With
Type/Role

2023
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Curation

2022
Cookies,
FCA – Ghana, 
ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Art Direction, Production,

2022
e-flux Architecture,
OtherNetwork
Editorial, Writing

2022
Righting the Wrong
DAMNº Magazine
Writing

2022
Cookies,
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Research, Curation, Editorial


2022
“I didn’t learn all that much of a practical nature” – 75 Years of DAE [Upcoming]
Design Academy Eindhoven
Research, Editorial

2022
Queerness in the City: Ghosts at Day’s End
IABR,
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Lecture

2022
Club Extra Extra #4 – ‘A Romantic Night with Martin Malibu’ at the Dutch Pinball Museum
Extra Extra Magazine
Cultural Programming

2022
Club Extra Extra #1 – Night Walk
Extra Extra Magazine
Cultural Programming


2021
Metropolis M
Writing

2021
In Light of Recent Events (preface)
Ward Goes
Writing

2021
gaybar.archive, at Rainbow’s End Festival
Creative Coding Utrecht
Online Exhibition

2021
Design Academy Eindhoven
Writing

2021
Arcam
Research

2020
“What if all the August projects end up being about coronavirus?” Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Catalogue
Design Academy Eindhoven,
Anastasia Kubrak,
Joseph Grima
Research, Editorial

2020
A Nostalgia for the Mud? Awakening Queer Potential to Challenge the Smooth City
Failed Architecture, Independent School for the City
Lecture


2020
“Soon All This Will Be Picturesque Ruins”
TAC Eindhoven
Solo Exhibition

2020
GEO–DESIGN
Online Exhibition

2019
Learning from Efteling: The Complicit Designer and Attraction-Based Urbanism
C Magazine
(Contextual Design Department, DAE)
Writing

2019
Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show
Design Academy Eindhoven,
Tamar Shafrir,
Joseph Grima
Editorial, Curatorial

2019
Dutch Design Week,
Design Academy Eindhoven
Cultural Programming, Moderation

2019
Back Gate Film Club – Screening of Arch Brown’s Pier Groups (1979)
Self-initiated
Art Direction, Set Design, Cultural Programming

2018
Dutch Design Week,
Design Academy Eindhoven
Cultural Programming, Moderation


2018
Eindhoven Footnotes: Tales from a Technocratic City
Onomatopee,
Josh Plough
Research, Writing



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