Liss C. Werner
Assistant Professor, Architect
Technical University Berlin
DIA, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau
field of research: Architecture and Cybernetics, computational design strategies, human machine interface
A desire to cybernet(if)ication
Liss C. Werner is an architect, founder of Tactile Architecture – office für Systemarchitektur. She is visiting Assistant Professor at TU Berlin and Studio Master at DIA Dessau in the field of computational architecture and cybernetics. At DIA she founded the design studio Codes in the Clouds, exhibited at Tongji University and the Venice Biennale 2012. Her research is based on cybernetic theories mainly developed by Gordon Pask. Werner chaired conferences on Computation, Architecture, Ecology and Transformation Design, is the editor of [En]Coding Architecture and Architectural Ecologies, co-editor of Understanding Complex Urban Systems, Springer and author of several papers. She is research partner of the Bertalanffy Center for Systems Sciences, Vienna, member of the American Society of Cybernetics and the Scientific Committee eCAADe2015, Milan. She acted as Adj. Assoc. Professor at Taylor’s University 2014-2016 and visiting Professor, George N. Pauly Fellow, 2012/13 at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Werner lectured internationally at MIT, CalArts, USC, TTU, The Bartlett, TU Berlin, University Kassel, Syracuse University, Nottingham Trent, Linz and ESARQ Barcelona. She practiced in the UK, Russia, Germany. Werner was awarded a Bachelor of Arts at University of Westminster, a Diploma and Master of Architecture at the Bartlett, UCL. Further she was educated at RMIT and Humboldt University Berlin, where she pursues her doctorate in Cultural Sciences.