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Professor François Penz Dip Arch PhD

Professor François Penz, Dip Arch PhD

Professor of Architecture and the Moving Image (sabbatical leave 2013-14)

Fellow of Darwin College

Director of Studies for Clare Hall and Darwin College

Office Phone: 01223 330572



I study the history of the relationship between Cinema and Architecture in order  to inform contemporary digital moving practice with a view to propose new modes of communication in architectural and urban issues.


I currently supervise five PhD students working in the field of digitality, design and communications, architecture and the moving image. I am one of the core teachers in the interdisciplinary MPhil in Screen Media and Cultures.  I also teach a 2nd year undergraduate course on Cinema and Architecture, cités-ciné.


I am the Director of Graduate Education in Architecture and the Secretary of the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art Degree Committee.