Course Leader & Module Leader

Susanna works in the realm of visual communication, as researcher, art director, and educator.

She's known best for her approach to the teaching and practice of graphic design, spanning traditional craft and digital approaches to visual communication using 2D and 3D processes such as photography, typography, print making, moving image and laser cutting.

Four of Susanna's career highlights

  • Working for many high-profile clients including the Hayward Gallery and The School of Life, The British library, ICA and Paul Smith, judged international design awards including ISTD, managing educational courses and departments in the UK and overseas and presenting work at international conferences

  • Working on self–initiated, collaborative projects that take various forms from exhibitions, workshops, events, installations and artists publications. Past work includes research and residencies at major museums and institutions such as The Science Museum, The Hunterian Museum and The Royal Society and working in collaboration with the author and filmmaker Iain Sinclair in the area of psychogeography; investigating London across historical, cultural, political, architectural and geographical contexts

  • Collaborating with individuals and organisations from a variety of professional backgrounds; from museums and galleries to cultural entrepreneurs, performers, architects, activists, historians, philosophers, artists, designers, writers and scientists

  • Her current research, ‘Imminent Archives’. Her research focuses specifically on the use of expanded practice and archives in visual research in relation to place and the city of Southampton. Susanna uses field techniques and participatory research methods for collecting and organising data through storytelling.

A little advice?

Course Coordinator for the MA Graphic Design, Susanna is adamant that, “it is the use of online platforms for communication, collaboration, community and the creative process” that will really unlock teaching, through examining similarities and differences of practice around the world and innovative global collaboration.
However, whilst the course itself is made up of “online talks, seminars, events and panel discussions”, it will be embedded in real-world contexts, “using the physical world around us to foster debate”. Students will therefore have the opportunity to meet up through the year at global design events physically but also participate in online studio visits as part of their postgraduate journey – “you could travel around the world in a day on this course!”
It's Nice That article - August 2018