Kelly Spanou

MA work

A perpetual landscape

This project was inspired by the combination of narrative, motion through colour, composition and brush strokes in J. M. W. Turner ’s painting Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth making Signals in Shallow Water, and going by the Lead. The Author was in this Storm on the Night the Ariel left Harwich. It recognises landscape as a human construct, whilst aiming to give tangibility to the material appearance of things, in relation with our experience. Extracting components of the landscape in the English seaside town of Margate, and reproducing them with digital and physical fabrication techniques, I question the relationship of physical and virtual in our understanding of our surroundings. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2016

  • I am an Architect/ Experience Designer holding a Diploma Degree in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in Information Experience Design. My main interest lies in the area where the architectural synthesis and moving image design are merging and mediate our perception of the surroundings.

  • Degrees

  • Diploma in Architecture, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, 2011; MA in Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Apeiro, 9th Jena FullDome International Festival, Jena, Germany, 2015; Sonar, 10th Jena FullDome International Festival, Jena, Germany, 2016; Apeiro, Latino Dome Festival, CAP, Medellin, Colombia, 2016; Sonar, RCA Full Dome Research Group, Call & Response Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2016; Melusine (Tabeling,Grogan, Spanou), Ponyland Exhibition, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2016; Myopia, Exhibition for Le Corbusier’s 50th death anniversary, N.T.U.A, Institution Le Corbusier, Swiss Embassy,French Institute, Int. Foundation Le Corbusier, Greek Institute of Architecture,at Romantzo, Athens, Greece, 2016
  • Awards

  • First Year Students’ Award Prize sponsored by California Academy of Sciences 9th Jena FullDome International Festival, Germany, 2015; First Year Students’ Award Prize, in Latino Dome Festival, Medellin Planetarium, Medellin, Colombia, CAP, 2016
  • Conferences

  • 'Extending the Language of Fulldome Space' (French, Howey and Spanou), International Planetarium Society Conference (IPS) Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland, 2016; 'Digital Impressionism' (Ferrarello, Pecirno and Spanou), International Conference and Exhibition on Digital Architecture (DADA), Tongii University in Shanghai, China, 2015; 'Apeiro', Screening at the British Association of Planetaria Conference (BAP), Winchester Science Centre, Winchester, UK, 2015