Colin Keays is a spatial practitioner based between the Netherlands and the UK. His work sits at the intersection of design, curatorial practice, and theoretical research.

He graduated from the Contextual Design master’s department at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2019, with his project, “Soon All This Will Be Picturesque Ruins”, which was nominated for the Gijs Bakker Award for excellence in design research.


2017 - 2019

Masters in Contextual Design,
Design Academy Eindhoven, NL

2013 - 2016
BA Architecture (First Class Hons.)
Manchester School of Architecture, UK

colin.keays@gmail.com @colinkeays

Exhibitions & Projects

“Soon All This Will Be Picturesque Ruins”
TAC, Eindhoven, July 2020

September 2020 [Online]

DAE Graduation Show
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2019

Press Coverage

Best Of: Social Design at Dutch Design Week 2019
FRAME, October 2019

Selected Writing

Learning from Efteling: Contemporary Public Space as a Theme Park
Perspectives from C Magazine, Eindhoven [Print] 2019; Available upon request

Redesigning the Designer
Report on Congress on the Future of Design Education for DAE, 2019

A Little About  Us

Eindhoven Footnotes: Criticism in the City, Onomatopee, March 2019

A Re-Orientation Towards The Digital
PNYX, October 2018