Liss C. Werner studied at University of Westminster, RMIT and The Bartlett in London. She founded Tactile Architecture – Office for SystemArchitektur and design research in 2005, which is based in Berlin since 2007. Tactile Architecture is interested in the creation of space through tools of cybernetics, biogenetic algorithms as well as digital tools for visualisation and creation of plastic architecture in our postmechanical age. Concepts of cognitive phenomenology merged with surrealism are driving design processes of the work created by Tactile Architecture. Complementing to form finding Tactile Architecture implements the art of detailing within architectural design.
As a practicing project architect Liss worked on projects in the UK, Germany and Russia.
As an architectural teacher and researcher she contributed to several conferences in the UK and Ukraine, is regional editor for The Journal of Architecture and has been teaching since 2002 at Greenwich University (2002), University of Westminster (2003-2005) and University of Nottingham (2002-2008). Liss also acted as a critic at University of Liverpool, the Bartlett and TU Berlin. Currently Liss is undertaking her doctorate in “Cybernetics and Architecture” and teaching within the studios of Advanced Architecture at DIA, Dessau and in conjunction within the Master Course of HS Anhalt, Dessau.
She is a member of AHRA, the Bartlett Society and a registered architect at the Architektenkammer Berlin.