Colin Keays (1994) is a spatial designer based in Rotterdam. His work sits at the intersection of research, curation and critical spatial practice, with a sharp focus on the social and political factors that shape the built environment. 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 he was nominated for the Gijs Bakker Award. 

In parallel to his own design practice, Colin works on different architectural, research and editorial projects. He has collaborated on a number of projects with Cookies in Rotterdam since 2021, and runs a monthly live event programme for Extra Extra Magazine. He was formerly a member of the Editorial Team at Design Academy Eindhoven, where he developed the curatorial concept for the Graduation Show in 2019 & 2020. He often writes for a number of different publications.



Colin Keays 2021