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Nathan Su


Nathan Su is a speculative designer who works between media and architecture. He is co-founder of Inferstudio – an interdisciplinary world building practice. Inferstudio works through film, image and writing to critically imagine and investigate risks and opportunities on our shared technological, cultural and environmental horizons. In recent years, Nathan has worked as a project coordinator for Forensic Architecture in London, UK, where his research focused on developing new tools and workflows for dynamic image and video analysis.

In 2017, Nathan’s short film ‘The Atlas of False Desires’ won ‘Best Short Film’ at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival. His short film and graduate thesis project ‘Through Leviathan’s Eyes’ (co-written with Bethany Edgoose) has been exhibited in Europe and the US and was a finalist for the ‘Rookies Film of the Year (VFX)’ awards and the CGArchitect (Student Film) awards.

In 2018 -19, he taught design unit Intermediate 3 at the Architectural Association (AA) in London with Nannette Jackowski and Ricardo deOstos. He also ran a media studies course in compositing and animation at the AA and has run workshops in media for the Bartlett, UCL (London), and Strelka’s New Normal Programme (Moscow).

Related topics
Entertainment, Technology
Related Links
  • Inferstudio
  • Inferstudio Showreel
  • Education
    AA Diploma (Hons), The Architectural Association School of Architecture (UK)
    RIBA Part II, UK
    RIBA Part I, UK
    Bachelor of Environments (Dean’s Medal), University of Melbourne (Australia)
    2019 Official Selection, Lift-Off Genre Labs - ‘Through Leviathan’s Eyes’
    2019 Official Selection, Crystal Palace Film Festival - ‘Through Leviathan’s Eyes’
    2018 Honourable Mention, LA Underground Film Forum - ‘Through Leviathan’s Eyes’
    2018 Nominee, CGArchitect Awards (Student Film) - ‘Through Leviathan’s Eyes
    2018 Finalist, Rookies Film of the Year (Visual Effects) - ‘Through Leviathan’s Eyes’
    2017 Exhibitor, Storey - RIBA Late Series - ‘Through Leviathan’s Eyes’
    2017 Exhibitor, Piran Days of Architecture Exhibition - ‘Through Leviathan’s Eyes’
    2017 Silver Medal Nomination, RIBA President’s Medal - ‘Through Leviathan’s Eyes’
    2017 Official Selection, Earls Court Film Festival - ‘The Atlas of False Desires’
    2017 Best Short Film, Sci-Fi London - ‘The Atlas of False Desires’
    2017 Honourable Mention, Fairytales, Blank Space - ‘Aisha’s Asylum’
    2016 RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarship
    2015 Grand Prize, Unbuilt Visions, D3 - ‘The Augurs of Slave Island’
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