Shō Alexander Murayama + Samuel Michael Collins [2021]

Strl_ is a walking based practice operating at an intersection between land-art and architecture - based in Copenhagen & London.

As a practice we are interested in the relationship between the body and space and look to continually learn from the land through active engagement.

Exploring the relationship between both the ancient and modern, the esoteric and scientific, we seek to negate ideas of dualism in relation to nature and culture, human and environment.


MA Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability [Copenhagen, Denmark]
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts & School of Architecture

BArch [Hons] Architecture [Sheffield, UK]
The University of Sheffield



Datum Lines [Norreccos Resource station, Copenhagen, DK]
Sculpture & drawing as part of the group exhibition ‘Radical Technology’ commissioned by


Soil Wall Garden [Pichla, Styria, AT]
Public earth-work, comissioned by KIÖR as part of Open Fields

Twice Between Two Points [London Borough of Hounslow Libraries, London, UK]
Comissioned by Creative People & Places Hounslow

Open Studios [Greenville Workshops, London, UK]
Group exhibition

Modern Pilgrimage [London - West Sussex, UK]
Chalk based sculpture series archiving an 85 mile walk from London to West Sussex
w/ Mo Langmuir

Walking Landscapes [Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Denmark]
Group exhibition


Curtain Call [Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen]
Pavillion as part of Chart Art Fair 2021
w/ Laura Vargas Vargas, Rosita Kær & Cuircuit Circus

FieldWalk - 55° 6’28.85”N, 15° 0’3.82”E [Bornholm, Denmark]
12hr walking installation, commisioned by Metropolis
In Collaboration with The EU Agriculture Comission and Biodynamic Association

Nesting Pellets [ARoS Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark]
Sound Sculpture as part of ‘Mellem Natur og Teknologi’ exhibition, Commissioned by AUT
w/ Nick Woodward


Walking into Nature [Ærø, Denmark]
Three screen video instillation
w/ Anastasia Karkazis & Cecelie Flyger


Wandering Walk [Ærø, Denmark]
Public sound walk and wayfinding



Ræveskiftet [Hornbæk, Denmark]
Artist residency supported by Ole Haslunds Artfund


Academie Schloss Solitude [Stuttgart, Germany]
Six month artist fellowship
w/ Mo Langmuir

Ræveskiftet [Hornbæk, Denmark]
Artist residency supported by Ole Haslunds Artfund


Bækkelund International Recidency Center for Artists [Bornholm, Denmark]
 Artistic research residency supported by Metropolis Copenhagen



Finding Measure in the Terrain Vauge [Denmark, Copenhagen]
Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability - MA
One-week workshop

Guest Tutors [Copenhagen, Denmark]
Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability - MA
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts & School of Architecture

Visiting Artist/ Tutor [Ærø, Denmark]
Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø
Walking-land art workshops 2018-2021



Stones of Time: Ireland’s Neolithic Landscape
Two Weeks Research Trip, supported by Danish Arts Council & Dryers Fund
Walking, mapping, recording. 


Nuclear France [N.E France]
Two Weeks Research Trip
Field-work exploring N.France’s nuclear landscapes. Writing and visual narrative into nuclear culture developed in response.


Manufactured Landscapes [Fyn Archipelago, Denmark]
Three Weeks Research Trip
Field-work based around landscape romanticism and tourism. Landscape essays and public installations developed in response.