Architect and Assistant Professor in Computational Architecture and Cybernetics, Department of Sustainable Urban Design and Planning, Institute of Architecture and Lab Leader of the CyPhyLab
Technical University Berlin
Liss C. Werner is an architect. She is the founding director of Tactile Architecture, Berlin, Assistant Professor and LabLeader of the CyPhyLab at TU Berlin. Werner’s lab is funded through European research funds. It focuses on the integration of cybernetics, sensoric, data, advanced material and production technologies into architecture. Her work results cyber-physical architectural products triggering architecture’s new challenges through a theoretical and practical discourse. Here Werner developed the concept of the Closed-Loop Digital Design Process (CLDDP). Werner has practiced in the UK, Russia, Australia and Germany. She has taught and lectured internationally since 2003 at e.g., MIT, CalArts LA, Texas Tech University, Cooper Union, Nottingham Trent, Graz University, Bauhaus University Weimar, ESARQ Barcelona and DIA Dessau, where she ran the master studio Codes in the Clouds (2010-16). She acted as visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the US and honorary Professor at Taylor’s University in Malaysia. is the editor of Cybernetics: state of the art and [En]Coding Architecture, author of Architectural Ecologies, On Buildings that compute, Origins of Design Cybernetics to name but a few articles and book chapters. She is a specialist on the cybernetics of Gordon Pask.
Her current work engages with IoT based urban interventions as medium between the real and the virtual, material and immaterial and the question of space and cyberspace. Werner was educated at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, University of Westminster and RMIT in Melbourne.
Since 2018 she is H2020 Expert Evaluator for Research and innovation grant applications for the European Commission.