Colin Keays (1994) is a spatial designer, researcher and editor based in Rotterdam, whose work responds to the social, cultural and political factors shaping the built environment today. He holds a BA in Architecture with First Class Honours 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.
In parallel to his own design practice, Colin works between different architectural, research and editorial projects. He has collaborated on a number of projects with Cookies in Rotterdam since 2021, and is a co-curator and editor of OtherNetwork.io. He curated a monthly live event programme for Extra Extra Magazine in 2022, and was a longstanding member of the Editorial Team at Design Academy Eindhoven during which time he developed the curatorial concept for the Graduation Show in 2019 & 2020. He has written for a number of different publications.
Please Take Off Your Shoes –
DAE Editorial (2021)
A Double Exercise: MVRDVHNI The Living Archive of a Studio –
Metropolis M (2021)
Landscapes of Perception - Magnetic North at the Kunsthal –Metropolis M (2021)
After The Gay Bar, The Uncertain Future of Queer Space –
Failed Architecture (2020)
“But what if all the August projects end up being about Coronavirus?” –
DAE Graduation Catalogue (2020) with Anastasia Kubrak
A Re-Orientation Towards the Digital – PNYX (2018)