Dr Annalisa Sonzogni


I am a visual artist working with photography and film in the field of architecture with a specific interest in site-specific installation. My installations are immersive environments that create a bridge between functional and imaginary spaces. I've done extensive research on the relationship between photography and the built environment, focusing in particular on issues of scale, perception and representation. I have a keen interest in interdisciplinary research. 

I have been teaching in Critical and Historical Studies at Kingston School of Art since 2015.  I have previously held teaching positions at University for the Creative Arts, Anglia Ruskin University and London South Bank University.

I remain active in the field of photography research as co-convener of Ph: The Photography Research Network, a network of academics working in the field of photography and film.

I was artist-in-residence at T.A.J & SKE Projects in Bangalore; Gasworks in London and École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles. 

Alongside solo exhibitions at the Italian Cultural Institute in Mexico City; Casa del Fascio in Italy; Pescheria Visual Arts Centre, Pesaro and the former Lilian Baylis School in London, I have exhibited in group exhibitions at Stills Scotland's Centre for Photography, Edinburgh; Four Corners gallery, London; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Italy; Museum Folkwang, Germany and Le Botanique, Belgium.

Areas of research interest:

  • perception, experience and representation of space 
  • the representation of the city
  • the interior in architecture
  • display and exhibition

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2018
  • PhD Practice-based, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University, 2016
  • MA, Photography, Royal College of Art, 2008
  • Diploma in arte e pittura (110 e lode: 100% cum laude – equivalent first class B.A. Hons. Fine Art and Painting with distinction) Brera Academy, Milan, Italy, 1996

Teaching and learning


My research explores the importance of photography as spatial representation and re-assess ways in which visual information relates to real experience. Using an experimental approach, I examine the mechanisms of site-specific installation in photography, drawing on contemporary architectural debates around relationships between image and space, as well as debates in fine art. The outcomes of my research include photographic series that can range from a different number of photographs, catalogues, experimental films and site-specific installations in public and private spaces.

Areas of specialism

  • • 20th-century architectural history/theory
  • • modernity and modernism
  • • post-war architecture in Britain and Italy
  • • architectural photography
  • • experimental film


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Sonzogni, Annalisa, Carullo, Valeria, Borden, Iain, Loreti, Silvia, Mattiucci, Cristina, Gurrea, Mikel, Bendiner-Viani, Gabrielle, Stoppani, Teresa, Bernath, Doreen, Tommasini, Matthew, Lopez, Jon, Nissanke, Hikaru and Bejer, Simon (2019) Gabriele Basilico : postcards (Milan, 1978-80). The Journal of Architecture, 24(8), pp. 1149-1173. ISSN (print) 1360-2365


Sonzogni, Annalisa (2015) Reconfigurations of interior spaces : an investigation through photography, architecture and site-specific installation. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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