Dr Eleanor Suess
BFA(UWA), BEnvDes(UWA), MArch (UCL), PhD (CSM)

Associate Professor of Architectural Representation, Department of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston University


–   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


Department/School of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston University
–   Associate Professor of Architectural Representation: March 2019 onwards
–   [Research sabbatical]: March 2018 – March 2019
–   Head of Department, Associate Professor: August 2016 – March 2018
–   Acting Head of School; July 2015 – July 2016; June 2013 – May 2014
–   Associate Head of School; Principal Lecturer; Course Director, Graduate Diploma
Architecture, October 2012 – June 2015 (Associate Professor from January 2014)
–   Principal Lecturer; Course Director, BA (Hons) Architecture, 03/2009 – 10/2012 (FT post)
–   Second Year Leader, BA (Hons) Architecture, 01/2008 – 03/2009 (FT post)
–   Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Digital Media, 01/2006 – 01/2008 (0.6 post)
–   Part-time Associate Lecturer, 09/2003 – 01/2006

Anglia Ruskin University
–   External Examiner, September 2021 – ongoing
–   External Panel Member for BA/BSc Architecture re-validation panel, May 2021

University of Reading 
–   External Subject Expert for BSc Architecture validation panel, October 2014
–   External Subject Expert for MArch validation panel, February 2019

Plymouth University
–   External Examiner: MA Architecture Theory, July 2011

University of the West of England
–   External Examiner: B Arch (RIBA Part 2); MA Arch, 2011-2015

School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth
–   Part-time Associate Lecturer, 09/2001 – 05/2003


Fashion Architecture Taste, London,
Architect; 05/2007 – 08/2007

Proctor and Matthews Architects, London,
Consultant; 12/2005 – 05/2007
Project Architect/Architect; 12/2004 – 12/2005
Assistant Architect; 10/1996 – 12/2004

Adelaide International Arts Festival, Australia, Ruins of the Future
Designer/Project Manager; 07/1995 – 03/1996

–   Architect’s Registration Board (ARB)
–   Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

As a transdisciplinary researcher, grounded in architecture and fine art, I explore the nature of architectural representation and the viewer’s spatial and temporal readings of such mediating artefacts. In my practice, I develop expanded forms of architectural representation, combining techniques from various forms of artistic practice and architecture, such as my work exploring temporality and ephemerality through transdisciplinary forms of artists’ digital films, cyanotype photograms, and installation.


Artwork in Aeonian Magazine, Issue 6; January 2022

Contribution to: D. Knight, C. Monteiro (eds), Public House: A Cultural and Social History of the London Pub, Open City, 2021

E. Suess “Light Matter: the Transdisciplinary Practice of the Architectural Moving Drawing”, in Troiani I. and Campbell H. (eds) Making Visible: Architecture Filmmaking, Intellect, 2020

E. Suess “Light Events: Interior and Exterior Space in Michael Snow’s Wavelength” in Sparke, P., Brown, P., Lara-Betancourt, P., Lee, G., Taylor, M (eds) Flow: Interior, Landscape and Architecture in the Era of Liquid Modernity, Bloomsbury, London, 2018

E. Suess “Projective Views” in Sparke, P., Brown, P., Lara-Betancourt, P., Lee, G., Taylor, M (eds) Flow: Interior, Landscape and Architecture in the Era of Liquid Modernity, Bloomsbury, London, 2018

E.Suess “Doors Don’t Slam: Time-Based Architectural Representation” in D. Maudlin and M. Vellinga (eds) Consuming Architecture: On the Occupation, Appropriation and Interpretation of Buildings Routledge, 2014

E Suess Painting over the Blackboard: Customisation of a Proprietary VLE; CEBE Case Study; Cardiff, CEBE, Cardiff University, 2010

E Suess “Prophecy and Memory: Wavelength as Architectural Drawing” in The International Journal of the Arts in Society Volume 5, Number 5, Common Ground Publishing, Illinois, 2011, ISSN: 1833-1866

D. Deane & E Suess “On Slowness” in C. Spiridonis & M. Voyatzaki Teaching and Experimenting with Architectural Design: Advances in Technology and Changes in Pedagogy EAAE Transactions on Architectural Education No. 35, 2007, ISBN: 2-930301-32-5

E. Suess & D. Havercroft “Durer’s House” in L. van Schaik (ed), Ruins of the Future, RMIT Publications, 2000


m2 Artists: Recent Work 1, ASC Gallery, The Chaplin Centre, Taplow House, London, 28 April – 19 May 2022

Lethaby @ 1:15” and 8 cyanotype photograms in (In)Visible Processes, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, Granary Square, London, 23 November 2021 – 22 January 2022

The Cube, at scale, Cube Gallery, ASC Art House, Grafton Quarter, Croydon, 19 May – 28 June 2021; 4m2 Gallery, Peckham, 2 July – 17 September 2021

Drawing in Space Light Time” in Drawn to Time, online exhibition; June 2021

Experimental Photography Festival 2021 (Cyanotype and Anthotype processes) online exhibition; March 2021

ULTRAcinema 2020 [screening of “Carriage”], Tepic, Mexico, 16 November 2020 [online screening due to Covid-19]

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

Experimental Film Festival [screening and Special Mention for “Carriage”], Barcelona, Spain, July 2020 [online screening due to Covid-19]

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,  [Screening of “Arlene” and “Standard 3.35“] 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


‘Little Lethaby’: An Object of Research?” Eleanor Suess, Diana Ibáñez and López Sasha Burkanova-Khabadze in conversation, considering how art and design research can be communicated via material artefacts; Lethaby Gallery, Central St Martins; 12 January 2022

E Suess “Distracted Dwelling: Sunlight as a Register of the Everyday in Domestic Spaces” conference paper, Slices of Everyday Lives, University of Cambridge, 19-20 September 2019

E Suess “Analogous Divinations: Projective Worldmaking Through the Artefacts of Architectural Representation” conference paper, Frascari Symposium IV: The Secret Lives of Architectural Drawings and Models, Kingston School of Art, 27-29 June 2019

E Suess “Drawing Out the Ephemeral and Peripheral: Transdisciplinary Representational Practices for Architecture” Invited speaker for the Sir John Soane Museum’s Critical Drawing Series, November 2018

E Suess “Light Matter: the Architecture of Leading Light” Guest Lecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, University of Western Australia, April 2014

E Suess “Temporal Landscapes in Wavelength” Invited keynote speaker for the Entrance to a Lane Symposium accompanying the Entrance to a Lane exhibition at the Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, 16th November 2011

E Suess “Moving Drawings” Invited keynote speaker for the BuildingBuilding Symposium for the Art/Design Research Group, Hochschule Luzern, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland, 6th July 2011

E Suess “Light Events: Interior and Exterior Space in Wavelength” conference paper, FLOW 1 (FLOW:A conference in two parts), Kingston University London, 12-13th May 2011

E Suess “Doors Don’t Slam: Time-Based Architectural Representation” conference paper, FIXED? Architecture, Incompleteness and Change, Plymouth University, 7-8th April 2011

E Suess “Prophecy and Memory: Wavelength as Architectural Drawing” conference paper, 2010 International Conference on the Arts in Society; Sydney, Australia, 22-25th July 2010

Associate Editor, The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 5, Common Ground Publishing, Illinois, 2010, ISSN: 1833-1866

D. Deane & E Suess “On Slowness” conference paper, Teaching and Experimenting with Architectural Design: Advances in Technology and Changes in Pedagogy European Association for Architectural Education, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2007


M. Szpakowski “Review of Painting 01” in DVblog, 18th April 2011 [available online]

M. Szpakowski “Review of Arlene” in DVblog, 8th April 2011 [available online]

M. Szpakowski “Review of Map 2b” in DVblog, 8th March 2011 [available online]

G. Gibson (ed)  Blueprint  No. 187  September 2001

M. A. Hunter “Utopia, maps and ecstasy: Configuring space in Barrie Kosky’s 1996 Adelaide Festival” Australasian Drama Studies, 44, 36-51. 2004

L. van Schaik  “Ruins of the Future”  in  Transition  Issue 52/53 1996

D. Jackson (ed.)  “Radar: Culture: Architectural Action in Adelaide: Ruins of the Future” in  Architecture Australia  March/April 1996  Vol. 85  No 2

L. Schwendinger & M. Kramer “On The Edge Down Under” in Public Art Review Spring/Summer 1996

Review ABC Television, Australia  25 March 1996

Imagine  SBS Television, Australia  8 March  1996

G Foreman (ed.)  “The Ruins of the Future”  Monument  No 12 1995/96

S Neille (ed.)  “Wagga Wagga”  in  The Architect  Summer 1995  Vol. 35  No 3

D Bromfield  “On Show”  in  The West Australian  21 May 1994