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Professor François Penz Dip Arch PhD

Professor François Penz, Dip Arch PhD

Professor of Architecture and the Moving Image

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.