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Research interests

Rafaella Siagkri is a Lecturer in Interior Architecture. Rafaella's research interests span across interdisciplinary aspects exploring the symbiotic relationship between architecture and cinema through the application of Virtual Reality (VR) technology. Her PhD focuses on the restoration and renovation of architectural expressionist film sets, which have played a significant role in the history of both cinema and architecture, using The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) as the main case study. Rafaella's study explores the utilisation of VR as a tool for understanding abstract architecture and it advocates its use for the preservation of cultural heritage within the realm of both arts. 

Supervisory Interests

I am particularly interested in working with motivated students in a variety of areas:

  • The Link Between Architecture and Films
  • The Impact of Virtual Reality on Architecture and Interior Architecture (visualisation and representation)
  • Virtual Architecture and Digital Space, including Immersive Media such as VR and Projection Mapping
  • How Architecture Affects Gender Roles

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MA Architectural Visualisation, University of Kent


Master, University of Nicosia


Bachelor, University of Nicosia


PhD, University of Kent

2018 → …

External positions

Assistant Lecturer, University of Kent



  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Film and Video
  • visualisation
  • projection mapping
  • virtual reality
  • digital heritage
  • NA Architecture
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Phenomenology


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