Samuel Holleran (Sam Holler) is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. He works at the intersection of art, urban design, and civic engagement. He is interested in mobilizing popular forms of visual culture like hand lettering, vernacular printing, model-making, and animation to address real-life issues and explore under-examined histories. His past projects have examined ferry transport in New York City’s periphery, the migration of draft dodgers during the Vietnam War, and the free reading rooms of the Settlement House Movement.
From 2014-2016, he was the Participatory Design Fellow with the Design Trust for Public Space working with the Queens Museum and the NYC Parks Department to develop an inclusive planning process for large urban parks. He has also created design education tools for community groups and youth with organizations like the Center for Architecture, Hester Street Collaborative, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP).
Currently, Sam is researching and writing a book with Urban-Think Tank, an interdisciplinary design practice based in the Chair for Architecture and Urban Design at ETH-Zürich.