Dr Eleanor Suess


I am Associate Professor of Architectural Representation in the Department of Architecture and Landscape at the Kingston School of Art. I have degrees in Architecture and Fine Art and am a qualified British architect with more than ten years' experience in architectural practice.

I am an experienced and successful teacher and academic leader: I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate architecture courses for more than 16 years, run BA and Postgraduate architecture courses, and have previously led the Department, and contributed to School and Faculty management. I have extensive course and curriculum development experience, and in my Academic Leadership roles I have proactively supported colleagues in their teaching, academic management and research development.

I am an active academic researcher engaged in critical practice and writing in the field of architectural representation. I have two linked strands of practice-based research: artists' filmmaking as a tool for producing time-based architectural drawings; and cyanotype printing to record light and shadow within architectural space.


Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor of Architectural Representation


  • PhD, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 2020
  • PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in HE, Kingston University, 2007
  • Masters in Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 2005
  • Certificate in Prof. Practice (RIBA pt 3), Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 2004
  • Graduate Diploma in Architecture (RIBA pt 2), Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 2001
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design (RIBA pt 1), University of Western Australia, 1996
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Western Australia, 1994

Teaching and learning


Within my research I am developing a hybrid moving image practice - the "architectural moving drawing" - exploiting contemporary digital moving image technology for new transdisciplinary methodologies between architectural representation and artists' film. My resulting experimental film work has been screened internationally.

Parallel research involves analysis of existing works of structural film as spatiotemporal architectural drawing and has been published in several books.


Drawing Beyond Itself, AIR Gallery, Altrincham, UK, 2-24 October 2020

Oregon State International Film Festival [screening of "Carriage"], Darkside Cinema, Oregon, USA; 12 January 2020

RAGFF Venezia [screening of "Carriage"], Laboratorioccupato Morion, Venice, Italy; 5 December 2019

Balkan Can Kino 2019 - 2nd BCK Film Symposium "Home is where you start from" [screening of "Carriage"]; Gallery MEME, Athens; 4-6 October 2019

Darkroom Festival [screening of "Carriage", "Sunhouse Elevation/Sunhouse Azimuth", "Factory Wall Timescales [3]"]; Deptford Cinema, London; 28 September 2019

Bideodromo International Experimental Film and Video Festival [screening of "Factory Wall Timescales [2]"], BilbaoArte Art Production Center, Bilbao; 20 September 2019.

Balkan Can Kino 2019 - "Landscapes/Bodyscapes" [Screening of "Sunhouse Elevation/ Sunhouse Azimuth"]; Rethymno, Crete, 14-15 September.

Desenzano Film Festival [screening of "Carriage"]; Theatre Alberti, Brescia, Italy; 14 September 2019

Gstaadfilm Festival (UK tour) [screening of "Carriage"]; Warwick Road Bazaar, Carlisle; 12 September 2019

Made in Arts London Annual Exhibition; TM Lighting Gallery, Cubitt St, London; 12 September – 29 November 2019

Gstaadfilm Festival [screening of "Carriage"]; Kinobar Prager Frühling, Leipzig; 16 August 2019

"Phoenix Gallery Timeframes" at Making Representations Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, 1 March 2019

"Factory Wall" moving image installation for 40° Celsius Exhibition ASC Studios, Grafton Quarter, Croydon; 16-25 November 2018

Motion Pictures Film Festival [Screening of "Carriage"]; Clementine Cinema, Lagos, Nigeria; 29 August 2018

Southampton Film Week, [screening of "Carriage"]; Southampton, UK; 11–19 November 2017

MEM: Experimental Arts International Festival Bilbao [Screening of "Sunhouse Elevation/Sunhouse Azimuth"]; Arkitektura SF 38 Exhibition, Bilbao; 15 November 2017.

San Diego Underground Film Festival, [screening of "Carriage"]; Tenth Avenue Arts Center, San Diego, California, USA; 27 August 2017

Szczecin European Film Festival, screening of "Parallel Carriage;" Dom Kultury 13 Muz – The Cultural Institution of the City of Szczecin, Poland; 22 June 2017

Architectural Film Festival London, [screening of "Carriage"]; (one of 12 films shortlisted to be screened at the festival); Oxo Bargehouse, London; 9 June 2017

Cinecity 2015 [Screening of "Venice Wall" & "East Croydon Ramp"]; Loop, Melbourne; 14 May 2015

Sydney Architecture Festival, CineCity at SAF: Connections, [Screening of "Dunwich Fishing" & "Venice Water"], Golden Age Cinema, 9 November 2014

Arquiteturas (Portugal international film festival screening documentary, experimental, animation and fiction films about architecture), [Screening of "Dunwich Fishing"], Cinema Alvalade, 26 September 2014

Cinecity 2014 [Screening of "Dunwich Fishing"- Highly Commended]; State Theatre Centre, Perth, 9 May 2014; Vivid Ideas, MCA, Sydney, 30 May 2014; Testing Grounds, Melbourne, 25 July 2014; ACT EmAGN, Canberra, 12 August 2014.

2014 Australian International Experimental Film Festival [Screening of "Sunhouse Elevation/Sunhouse Azimuth"]; Replants, Fremantle, WA, 2-4 May 2014; Goodtime Studios, Melbourne, VIC, 16-18 May 2014.

Experiments in Cinema v9.72 [Screening of "Sunhouse Elevation/Sunhouse Azimuth"] Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; 15 April 2014

1st Women Media Arts and Film Festival [Screening of "12 Frames"] The Armory Theatre, Sydney Olympic Park; 29 December 2013

Architects Journal Light Shots [Screening of "Sun House 1" & "Shard 4 View" (both received honourable mentions)] The Apartment, Hoxton Grill; London; July 2013

2013 Australian International Experimental Film Festival [Screening of "12 Frames"] Loop, Melbourne; May 2013

Projective Views Installation for Flow 2 Conference, Wunderlich Gallery, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, 8-10 February 2012

Grezzo 33 Experimental film-based installation, Grezzo, Italy, 11 August 2011

Expanded Architecture Screening and panel discussion of "Architectural Film" [Screening of "Standard 3.35" and "Arlene"] Performance Space, Sydney, November 2010

Workstation Speakeasy, Screening of commissioned video piece "Mimetic Surface #7", 28 St. Johns Lane, London; September 2003

OMSK: SNUB,  Film; Video; Performance; Music Event, [Screening of "Arlene"] 86 Brick Lane, London; September 2002

291 Gallery Light Reading Programme,  West Australian Experimental Screen Work, 291 Gallery, 291 Hackney Road, London; June 2002

FX Magazine 100th Issue Party: experimental videos; Old Street, London; July 2002

Metalux,  Experimental Film Screenings, Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; 1-8 October 1997 & Film and Television Institute of Western Australia, Fremantle; September 1997

Sandblast, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton; September 1996

Ruins of the Future, Installation for Adelaide International Arts Festival,  Adelaide, March 1996

City of Perth Photographic Award Exhibition 1996 Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Western Australia; June – July 1996

Hong Kong - Perth Experimental Film & Video Exchange, University of Western Australia, Perth, 1996

Dust Eats PICA, Video Installation, part of Artrage Festival, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Western Australia, 1994

National Graduate Show Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Western Australia, 1994


Number of items: 19.


Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2022) The Mini Cube Gallery. (Model gallery).

Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2021) Lethaby @ 1:15, or the Little Lethaby. (Model gallery). 1:15.


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Book Section

Harper, Phineas, Knight, David, Monterio, Cristina, Rosbottom, Daniel, Schmutz, Bernd, Smith, Timothy, Suess, Eleanor and Taylor, Jonathan (2021) The Jerusalem Tavern. In: Knight, David and Monterio, Cristina, (eds.) Public house : a cultural and social history of the London pub. London, U.K. : Open City. pp. 128-135. ISBN 9781916016927

Suess, Eleanor (2020) Light matter : the transdisciplinary practice of the architectural moving drawing. In: Troiani, Igea and Campbell, Hugh, (eds.) Architecture Filmmaking. Bristol, U.K. : Intellect. pp. 155-170. ISBN 9781783209941

Suess, Eleanor (2018) Light events : interior and exterior space in Michael Snow's Wavelength (1967). In: Sparke, Penny , Brown, Patricia , Lara-Betancourt, Patricia , Lee, Gini and Taylor, Mark, (eds.) Flow : interior, landscape, and architecture in the era of liquid modernity. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 87-96. ISBN 9781472568038

Suess, Eleanor (2018) Projective views. In: Sparke, Penny , Brown, Patricia , Lara-Betancourt, Patricia , Lee, Gini and Taylor, Mark, (eds.) Flow: interior, landscape, and architecture in the era of liquid modernity. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury. pp. 134-141. ISBN 9781472568038

Suess, Eleanor (2014) Doors don't slam: time-based architectural representation. In: Maudlin, Daniel and Vellinga, Marcel, (eds.) Consuming architecture: on the occupation, appropriation and interpretation of buildings. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 243-259. ISBN 9780415825009


Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2021) The Cube, at scale. .

Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2019) "Phoenix Gallery Timeframes". Making Representations Exhibition and Symposium. .

Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2018) Factory wall. 40° Celsius. .

Still/Graphic Work

Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2021) Untitled (8 cyanotypes on coloured card). (Cyanotype photograms).

Moving Image/Broadcast

Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2021) Drawing in Space Light Time. (Artists' Film).

Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2017) Carriage. (Artists' Film).

Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2015) East Croydon Ramp. (silent film).

Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2015) Venice Wall. (Artists' Film).

Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2014) Venice Water. (silent film).

Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2014) Dunwich Fishing. (Digital Artists' Film).

Suess, Eleanor [Artist] (2013) Sunhouse Elevation/Sunhouse Azimuth. (Film).

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