Research Team
Research Team

Solveig Qu Suess

Junior Researcher

Solveig Qu Suess works within the fields of documentary film and artistic research. Her films and writings look into the optics of an increasingly unpredictable world, exploring questions of power and perception, the negotiation of bodies and environments, and image practices which escape the boundaries of their frame. Her practice uses filmmaking as means to research and connect registers of the intimate to the geopolitical, and sits on the intersection of visual ethnography, political ecology and feminist STS.

She has had residencies with her works screened and exhibited widely including at the Li Xianting Film Fund Beijing, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kunsthall Trondheim, Fondazione Prada Venice, ArtScience Museum Singapore, Jameel Arts Centre Dubai, Guangzhou Image Triennial, Gothenburg Biennale among others. Her writing has been published in E-Flux Architecture, the Funambulist, Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, Radical History Review, Lausan, and she has given lectures internationally. She was a Digital Earth Fellow between 2018–19, recipient of the Gwaertler Foundation Grant in 2022, and was nominated through her collaborative project, Geocinema, for the Schering Stiftung Award for artistic research in 2020. She is currently Junior researcher at the Critical Media Lab, Basel and PhD candidate in Urban Studies at the University of Basel.

Rewriting FAIRness

Tuesday, 7th May 2024, 14.00-17.00 (CET)

An online symposium dedicated to exploring the intersection of practice-based art research and open research data (ORD).

A short text paragraph printed on a coloured paper slip on a table that had been distributed alongside many other cases for a research presentation
Data Management Planning

4th & 5th March 2024

A two-day workshop exploring a particular document in research processes, the data management plan and discussing its implications and how it could be re-imagined.

Expanding Histories of Resilience and Adjacent Practices of Designing

Wednesday, 13 December 2023

With Yoko Akama and Tania Messell.

Transverse & Timetravel

Monday, December 11th 2023

Annual Research Day, Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW

A day of provocative joyful workshops, talks, performances, book launches, tender reading and exchange. Open to all.

The Fire and The Song: Stakes of Documentary-led Research

A two-part film screening series that presents documentary filmmaking as a critical practice for researching nascent world systems. In collaboration with Critical Urbanisms at the University of Basel.

IXDM and transmediale partnership launch

Our institute and transmediale are launching a new partnership for the 2023 festival edition a model, a map, a fiction.

CML at transmediale festival Berlin

1–5 February 2023

living in the future of others

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

For this colloquium session, Solveig Qu Suess has invited fellow researchers henry bradley and Blanca Pujals for a screening and discussion of their work.