Dr Emily Richardson

Lecturer in Film

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School of Technology, Business and Arts

Emily Richardson is a filmmaker and Film Lecturer at the University of Suffolk. She studied Fine Art at Middlesex University and during her time there spent a semester at Cooper Union School of Art in New York. She received an MFA in Filmmaking from San Francisco Art Institute in 1996 and has been making films ever since. She holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art in Visual Communication where she examined the translation of architectural space to filmic space through a trilogy of films about British architects 1960s prototype houses in East Anglia. In 2019 was awarded a TECHNE post-doctoral Innovation Fellowship to work with clothes designer Margaret Howell on a film to mark 50 years of her design practice.

Her films have been shown in galleries, museums and festivals internationally including Whitechapel Gallery Film, London; Towner, Eastbourne; Focal Point, Southend; National Portrait Gallery, London; Tintype, London; Tate Modern and Tate Britain, London, Pompidou Centre, Paris, Barbican Cinema, London; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Botkyrka Konsthall Sweden; The Wapping Project, London; FACT Liverpool; Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; Uppsala Museum, Sweden and Venice, Edinburgh, BFI London, Rotterdam and New York Film Festivals.

Development and Pre-production: Final Project

Avant-garde and Experimental Film

Digital Film Production: Final Project

Her research interests include how sound and moving image reactivate architectural space, extending the idea of the house as a phenomenological concept and the transformative potential of the camera in investigating the edges of perception. Her films explore the nature of our relationship to personal histories and the spaces we inhabit, often working with sites in transition whether landscapes or architectural sites.

Richardson,E. (2020) House Works

Richardson, E and Watts, J.P. (2017) Ideas of Disorder: 3 Church Walk by Cadbury-Brown, Occasional Papers

Dandelion Journal, Vol 7, No 1 (2016): Nostalgia

Richardson, E. (2009) 6 Films, LUX