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Eleanor Suess

Associate professor


I am the Head of 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 substantially contributed to Department, School and Faculty management for the last six years. 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, with a focus on the use of filmmaking techniques as a tool for making time-based architectural drawings.

Areas of specialism

  • Architecture pedagogy
  • Architectural representation
  • Artists' film


  • PhD (On-going, part-time. AHRC funded through TECHNE), CSM, UAL, commenced 2014
  • 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

Professional membership

Architect's Registration Board (ARB)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


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.


Southampton Film Week [Screening of "Carriage"]; Southampton, UK; 18 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

Architecture Film Festival [Screening of "Carriage"]; Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, 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" (received high commendation)]; 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

No. 33 Grezzo Experimental film-based installation, Grezzo, Italy, 11 August 2011

Expanded Architecture Screening and panel discussion of "Architectural Film", Performance Space, Sydney, November 2010

Workstation Speakeasy, Screening of commissioned video piece (Mimetic Surface #7), Workstation: 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  (3rd Place Ruins of the Future International Competition)

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


Number of items: 10.

Book Section

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 (2015) Light matter : a transdisciplinary moving drawing practice. In: Troiani, Igea and Campbell, Hugh, (eds.) Architecture Filmmaking. Intellect. (In Press)

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

Moving Image/Broadcast

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) Dunwich Fishing. (Digital Artists' Film).

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

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

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