Samuel Collins

Field of Practice:

Societal/Communal-based Work

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Copenhagen, Denmark

London, Great Britain

Year:

2023, 2022

Stay(s):

Oct 2022 - Feb 2023

Born in 1994.

Samuel Collins is a spatial practitioner based in Copenhagen and London.

He obtained a BA in architecture from the University of Sheffield (2013–2016), followed by an MA in political architecture on the subject of critical sustainability from the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Design & Conservation (2016–2018). Collins’ work is situational and research-based. His ongoing interest in cultural ecology, landscape activation, decolonization in the Anthropocene – as well as the spatial relations between politics, nature and religion – amalgamates in slow orientations toward an architecture of »critical animism«. His professional experience includes work in architectural design and model making, both of which have contributed to Collins’ technical skills in drawing, sculpture and installation fabrication. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (2021) and the Royal Academy of Arts (2018 & 2022) in London.
In 2019, he co-founded the spatial practice STRL_ (The Strollological Technical Research Laboratory) with Sho Murayama. Focusing on landscape and ecology, their work employs walking as primary mode of environmental perception and engagement. He is currently collaborating with artist Mo Langmuir on the walking series Modern Pilgrimage as well as the ongoing research/ design proposal Towards Species Citizenship.